Mike Masnick has a recap of yesterday’s Senate hearings on encryption. The hearings offered no surprises in terms of FBI Director James Comey’s claims and arguments. You can read his write-up on TechDirt.
Meanwhile, over on EFF, Jeremy Gillula and Nadia Kayyali write:
Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, FBI Director Comey wants you to know that he doesn’t want another crypto war. As he said today in hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), he just wants a discussion. Of course, it’s hard to have a discussion when you’re not listening to anyone else. And in this case, Comey and those who support weakening encryption simply aren’t listening to the experts telling them that backdoors or golden keys just won’t keep us safe.
Read more on EFF.