Aaron Swartz once said, "It's no longer OK not to understand how the Internet works." He was talking to law-makers, policy-makers and power-brokers, people who were, at best, half-smart about technology -- just smart enough to understand that in a connected world, every problem society has involves computers, and just stupid enough to demand that computers be altered to solve those problems.
As individuals, it is also natural to ask whether our own views can withstand this kind of onslaught. Is it right to resist or question measures that the government wishes to pursue, which it claims could improve security, or could at least reassure people that everything possible is being done. Is it selfish, or unrealistic, to argue against potential protections when people are seeking to ensure that, as Theresa May put it, “enough is enough”?