Dec 202016
 
 December 20, 2016  Surveillance  Add comments

Tami Abdollah reports:

The Obama administration has failed to renegotiate portions of an international arms control arrangement so that it’s simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software — technologies that can be exploited by bad actors, but are also used to secure computer networks.

The rare reconsideration of a rule agreed to in 2013 by 41 countries was derailed at the plenary’s annual December meeting in Vienna, leaving it up to President-elect Donald Trump’s administration whether the U.S. pushes for revisions again next year.

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