In the US, and to a large extent internationally, all unencrypted communications are already logged, recorded and even if encrypted may not be private, as the majority of information is already under the surveillance of the United States’ National Security Agency. Whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked in 2013 that the NSA was carrying out extensive eavesdropping and encryption bypassing online, using tools such as XKeyscore that can intercept nearly everything a user does on the Internet. But the NSA are not the only US body already undermining encryption, the FBI have taken Apple to court to bypass their encryption in 2015, in order to gain access to the iPhone of a terror suspect, eventually using third party tools to bypass Apples encryption. The attacking possible Huawei backdoors may be an effort to defend the US from Chinese industrial espionage, but further bypassing of encryption will only lead to the US taking one step closer to being China, where end-to-end encryption is banned. The actions of the NSA, FBI, and statements such as the one made by William Barr are just further evidence of this.