Say goodbye to meaningful encryption in Shoot the Breeze Posted March 20 · Report reply The EARN IT Bill is an attempt to squash encryption that would circumvent the government to read every bit of data coming from your computer. Interestingly, they now frame the issue in a child protection bill; it is not! The bill could possible be the demise of websites such as this one. Per the bill, if I do not play ball, I could be sued for content that users post on this message board. There may be a way to host the site outside of the USA. In any case, the USA will be following great ideals such as communist Russia, China, N. Korea and Iran. This could be the end of free speech as we know it.