Jun 042015
 June 4, 2015  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Cory Bennett reports:

House lawmakers this week tacked on two amendments to a key funding bill in an effort to stymie what they see as attempts by the Obama administration to weaken encryption.

One amendment, from Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) would bar the government from forcing a company to alter its security measures in order to surveil users. Critics have termed those practices “backdoor” surveillance.

The other, from Lofgren and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), would withhold funds related to setting cryptographic guidelines unless those suggestions would improve information security.

Read more on The Hill.

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