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Apple Warns of FBI Request to Undermine Encryption

Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a post called “A Message to our Customers.” The post warns of an FBI request, which if obeyed by Apple, would undermine the encryption…

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Congressmen Fight Back Against Proposed Encryption Bans

In recent months, politicians have gone completely nuts on the topic of encryption. Presidential candidates have made the dangers of encryption a talking point on the campaign trail; two bills…

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Legislators Push Forward with Opposing Proposals on Encryption

Previously we had reported on two separate proposals, one in the House and the other in the Senate, which aimed to deal with the imagined threat of encryption. The first,…

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White House and Silicon Valley Hold Summit on Fighting Terrorism

The White House recently held a summit with top executives in Silicon Valley on the topic of combating terrorism online. Some of the biggest technology companies in America were represented…

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EFF and Access Now Discuss Encryption with White House Representatives

In response to an online petition asking Obama to publicly affirm support of strong encryption, White House officials issued a response that they would meet with the leaders of the…

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FBI Director Tells Senate Encryption is a “Business Model Question”

Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey characterized the current debate surrounding encryption as a “business model question.” Comey informed the committee that he had numerous talks…

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House Considers Legislation to Create Encryption Commission

Now that the Senate is considering legislation to undermine encryption, it was only a matter of time before the House put together a proposal of its own. Republican Representative Michael…

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Politicians Double Down on Encryption Hysteria

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has already called for Silicon Valley to work together with law enforcement on an imaginary middle ground solution that undermines encryption while still protecting privacy. In…

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Clinton and Media Push for Imaginary Middle Ground on Encryption

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, numerous media outlets, politicians, and officials working in intelligence agencies have been quick to point the finger at encryption as the culprit. Many…

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Manhattan DA Releases Report on Smartphone Encryption

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has released a report on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety. While much of the recent talk about encryption by politicians and law enforcement agencies has…