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.
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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
ODNI's letter seems to be more about a presumption of the report's content was than what was actually present. More critically, ODNI's response does not address the crucial issue in the encryption debate: is widespread use of secure—non backdoored, frontdoored, exceptional access—encryption technologies in our national-security interest?
We’ve distilled some of the general problems associated with exceptional access systems into a short list of warning signs to look out for in any new proposal.
The FBI is going dark, but the cause is not encryption; it is the Bureau's approach to investigations involving encryption and other types of anonymizing tools.
Today at 10 am, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives."
The Lawfare Podcast: Daniel Weitzner and Benjamin Wittes on Going Dark and the Fallout from Apple v. FBI
Last week on a panel at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington D.C., Lawfare's Editor-in-Chief Ben Wittes and MIT's Daniel Weitzner discussed the fallout from the battle between Apple and the FBI and what is likely to come of the Going Dark debate.
Our guest for episode 111 is Suzanne Spaulding, DHS’s Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate.
Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein release the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016.