In a speech on Tuesday, Barr outlined a major change in the U.S. government’s position on encryption: adding lawful access to a system reduces its security.
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Barr’s speech on encryption mostly recycles old arguments but does say something new and important that changes the policy debate on exceptional access.
Attorney General William Barr delivered a keynote address at the International Conference on Cyber Security. The speech can be read here.
Revelations on the FBI’s Unlocking of the San Bernardino iPhone: Maybe the Future Isn't Going Dark After All
The FBI could have tried harder to open the San Bernardino phone before it resorted to the courts.
Just as law enforcement can pursue a number of different alternatives to mandating encryption backdoors, so too can privacy advocates take steps beyond encrypting their data to ensure their privacy.
The public debate over encryption and Going Dark insufficiently addresses the issue of child sexual exploitation.
In a recently released Brookings policy brief, I reccomend the next administration take an approach to “Going Dark” that strategically embraces lawful hacking as a possible alternative to legislation mandates.
The technology and investigative process around lawful hacking and vulnerabilities equities is not yet ripe for broad frameworks.
Civil society, law enforcement, the technology industry, economists, cryptographers, and other experts must reason through competing interests to arrive at a Going Dark solution that protects encryption, the digital economy, and the security of all Americans.
Susan Landau’s post suggesting agreement rather than disagreement between the Don’t Panic report and the ODNI response to it brings to mind the dialog in the 1977 Woody Allen film Annie Hall. Recall that Alvy Singer and Annie Hall are a couple and they are seeing their therapi