Bruce Schneier opens up this month’s Crypto-Gram with an interesting essay about security in general and our inability to control how it is applied to us. The most interesting thing to me about security is the paradoxical nature of it — things that seem like they’re important often aren’t, and vice versa. Furthermore, almost nobody is equipped to judge what security really is. So politicians end up passing measures that provide the illusion of security whether or not they really make us any more secure. It’s frustrating.