Sep 062018
 September 6, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Scott Shackford writes:

Snoopy federal officials in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are still hot to force their way past encryption and access our private data, all in the name of fighting crime and terrorism. And they’re taking the battle down under to Australia, where pending legislation could compromise everybody’s cybersecurity.

Despite being told over and over and over again that strong encryption is necessary to protect our privacy from criminals and from ill-intentioned governments looking to punish dissidents, people like FBI Director Chris Wray insist that there must be some way that tech companies can compromise encryption, but only for “good guys” like him and never for those terrible crooks or those corrupt foreign governments that want to jail people for protesting.

Read more on Reason.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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