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US Senators have introduced a new anti-encryption bill called the “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act,” which would require makers of encrypted devices and operating systems to leave a backdoor that could allow law enforcement to access encrypted information when requested. Basically, this means that all manufacturers would need to leave a backdoor in their encryption, which defeats the entire point of encryption in the first place.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said, “Terrorists and criminals routinely use technology, whether smartphones, apps, or other means, to coordinate and communicate their daily activities.”
originally posted by: musicismagic
So will this be enforced worldwide?
originally posted by: Mandroid7
Time to make actual private prisons and bring back a citizen grand jury.
Mop the floor with these little rat sh!ts.
originally posted by: a325nt
Pretty sure I've been hearing about this for nearly a year.
Also pretty sure this is essentially asking for forgiveness instead of permission.
The CIA has been doing this for years, if they can't get in at the software level they'll just hijack shipments and do what they will at the hardware level.
The WikiLeaks documents also include detailed charts concerning specific attacks the CIA can apparently perform on different types of cellphones and operating systems, including recent versions of iOS and Android — in addition to attacks the CIA has borrowed from other, public sources of malware. Some of the exploits, in addition to those purportedly developed by the CIA, were discovered and released by cybersecurity companies, hacker groups, and independent researchers, and purchased, downloaded, or otherwise acquired by the CIA, in some cases through other members of the intelligence community, including the FBI, NSA, and the NSA’s British counterpart GCHQ , the documents indicate.
The shutting of citizen grand juries took our only means of law enforcement away when the system goes corrupt. We need a seperate legal system, complte with prison. This one has been hijacked.
The new Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act—introduced this week by Senators Graham, Blackburn, and Cotton—ignores expert consensus and public opinion, which is unfortunately par for the course. But the bill is actually even more out of touch with reality than many other recent anti-encryption bills.
As a hearing led by Senator Graham last December demonstrated, many legislators and law enforcement officials believe that even though any backdoor could be exploited by bad actors and put hundreds of millions of ordinary users at risk, that doesn’t mean it’s “technically impossible.” In fact, even if decryption would be “impossible” because the system is designed to be secure against everyone except the user who holds the key —as with full-disk encryption schemes designed by Apple and Google—that’s likely not a defense. Instead, the government can require the system to be redesigned.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
I just assume my wireless devices are always livestreaming to begin with. It's why I pull the sim for much of the day and keep it in a small faraday box when guests are over. Lately I don't even travel with it.