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Feinstein and Schiff Statement on Russian Hacking

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democratic members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, have released the following statement on Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. The statement is also available here.

Feinstein, Schiff Statement on Russian Hacking

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Encryption Legislation: Critics Blinded by Outrage are Blinded to the Lessons

As readers are well aware, Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released draft legislation on encryption, the “Compliance with Court Orders Act” (CCOA), the other day. Judging by the apocalyptic tenor of responses to both the released discussion draft and to an earlier leaked version, it is reasonable to expect many in the technology industry and advocacy organizations to oppose this legislation the way they might oppose, say, the rule of Satan.

Going Dark

Draft Feinstein-Burr Encryption Bill is Here

The Hill has obtained a draft of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr's much-discussed and long-awaited encryption bill, entitled the "Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016." The bill is designed "to require the provision of data in an intelligible format to a government pursuant to a court order, and for other purposes." I'm sure many Lawfare contributors will have thoughts to share.

Interrogation: CIA Program

A Reply to Amy Zegart on the SSCI Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

I was extremely disappointed to read Professor Amy Zegart’s post regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program. Not only did it include factually inaccurate statements, it also appeared to blame the Committee for the impediments imposed on the Study by the Executive Branch.

My staff has compiled a detailed description of the inaccurate and misleading statements included in Ms. Zegart’s post, which appears below.

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