Last week, co-authors Michèle Flournoy, Richard Fontaine, and I released a Center for a New American Security report on the future of surveillance policy. This post will examine what our approach can offer the new administration, given what its incoming members have said about surveillance issues and the commitments that the President-elect himself has made on the campaign trail.
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If we fear abuse of law-enforcement powers under a Trump administration, that is reason to move towards the technically constrainable and enforceable transparency of split-key exceptional access mechanisms rather than towards the alternative of unconstrained, non-transparent capabilities such as device hacking.
Events over the last weeks have convinced me that securing communications without exceptional access for law enforcement is crucial for preserving our democracy.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has released a new version of its white paper on "Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety."
What happens when a "golden key" is not secure ...
Recent scholarship on the Vulnerabilities Equities Process provokes interesting question about the ultimate goals of equities balancing reform and the best vehicle to accomplish those aims.
The Indian Supreme Court has dismissed a public interest litigation petition calling for a ban on messaging apps that offer end-to-end encryption.
Global conversations are often skewed in favor of the countries that generate data or possess the technological capability to access it. The encryption debate in countries with advanced technical capacities is very different from the countries without them.
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.
In a recent post, Bruce Schneier says that “CIA Director John Brennan Pretends Foreign Cryptography Doesn't Exist”, and suggests that Brennan is either lying or ignorant. Bruce cites, in full, the relevant quote from the hearing: