Access to encryption


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Thread author
Nov 5, 2011
Debate over access to encryption isn’t going away

by Grant Gross, January 09, 2020


Expect the U.S. Department of Justice and officials from allied countries to push harder for large technology companies to give them access to customers' encrypted communications, and expect the tech companies to continue to resist.

Encryption has "empowered criminals" as terrorists, human traffickers, and sexual predators shield their activities from police, Barr said in a speech in October. "As we work to secure our data and communications from hackers, we must recognize that our citizens face a far broader array of threats," he said. "While we should not hesitate to deploy encryption to protect ourselves from cybercriminals, this should not be done in a way that eviscerates society's ability to defend itself against other types of criminal threats."...
"We all want people to have the ability to communicate privately and safely, without harm or abuse from hackers, criminals, or repressive regimes," the letter said. "Every day, billions of people around the world use encrypted messages to stay in touch with their family and friends, run their small businesses, and advocate for important causes. In these messages, they share private information that they only want the person they message to see."

"You're going to find a way to do this, or we're going to go do it for you," said Graham, a Republican from South Carolina. "We're not going to live in a world where a bunch of child abusers have a safe haven to practice their craft. Period. End of discussion."

Many cybersecurity experts, however, have warned against the push for encryption back doors. ...
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Level 35
Top Poster
Content Creator
Jun 24, 2016
I love how US manage things:

Freedom of speech? Terrorism!
You don't want to share your personal data? Terrorism!
You want to hide sensitive media? Terrorism!

Ah yes but then:

NSA exploits a huge vulnerability and develops tools to make use of it? Just taking care of our citizens!
Hacks an election? Protecting democracy!


Level 71
Top Poster
Content Creator
Oct 9, 2016
Police Scotland to roll out encryption bypass technology

So-called 'cyber kiosks' will enable officers to get data from digital devices without a password

I wonder using YubiKey for Mobile below will prevent your handphone from being bypassed and accessed as above?

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