Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

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Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

D.C. Circuit: Ethiopia Immune from Hacking Suit under the FSIA

Last Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Doe v. Ethiopia that Ethiopia cannot be sued in U.S. court for allegedly hacking the computer of a political dissident living in Maryland. The unanimous decision affirmed the district court’s dismissal for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.

Going Dark

An Out of the Box Approach to the Going Dark Problem

I’ve been thinking about out-of-the-box ways to address the "Going Dark" problem. Specifically, I am looking for approaches that potentially thread the needle between an industry allergic to any technological mandates, civil libertarians and cryptographers deeply committed to strong encryption without back doors, and a government alarmed by the rise of encrypted communications it cannot capture.

Here is one that just might thread that needle.

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