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.
The coalition letter outlines concerns that the proposal poses serious threats to cybersecurity and fundamental human rights including privacy and free expression.
Better understanding of user-controlled encryption and quantum computing will improve conversations about what comes next for securing data.
The Massachusetts High Court Rules That State Can Compel Password Decryption in Commonwealth v. Jones
The court held, for the second time in five years, that the government may compel a defendant to unlock an electronic device under certain circumstances.
Even smart criminals make foolish statements on devices they think may be monitored by law enforcement.
Encrypting Facebook’s services won’t fix the privacy problems that have gotten the company in trouble in recent years.
GCHQ’s proposal to allow governments to eavesdrop on encrypted communications with a warrant is a backdoor by another name.
The Levy-Robinson proposal is no less dangerous a backdoor than any others that have been proposed.