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.