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A proposed bill in New York doesn't demand backdoors in smartphones but will seek to ban the sale of smartphones whose encryption can't be bypassed by the manufacturer.
I think as revenge, all the cell phone operators ought to cut signal to all phones in the entirety of New York, for ten hours, during daylight.
originally posted by: heterodox
a reply to: machineintelligence
If you outlaw encrypted phones, then the only ones using encrypted phones will be the criminals.
IMSI catchers are portable surveillance tools used for spying on thousands of phones in a targeted area, tracking their location and even intercepting calls, messages, and data. They are supposed to help identify serious criminals, but cannot operate without monitoring innocent people too.
UK police have IMSI catchers, but they refuse to tell the public how and when they are used. This has privacy campaigners worried. And, even if the state is using them sparingly, what if criminals also have access to the technology?
originally posted by: FriedBabelBroccoli
I don't see how wall street would allow this as it makes stealing information from their own firms a much more simple operation.