Amber Rudd insists that she knows best, ignoring all advice from those in the field. In a climate of indefatigable North Korea hacking and Russian election-meddling, we all deserve betterby Hannah Jane Parkinson / August 11, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in September 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
To err is human, but to really screw up requires a computer—ideally with a politician behind it.
Take Amber Rudd, Home Secretary and one of the few adults in the cabinet. Rudd is competent enough, but get her on tech and word-origami happens. I really worry about her. I worry that she is going to embarrass herself in a high-level meeting with GCHQ by asking whether we can physically break encryption by “like, hitting phones with a hammer?”