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We're yet to see the details of the deal between the Government and Labor which would allow the passage of laws to give police and investigators access to encrypted messages.
That leaves one more day in this sitting of Parliament to get the laws through, after the Government claimed there was an urgent need to do so before Christmas. Read more about Encryption law changes will weaken the security of everyday Australians: expert
"While the battle against encryption has been going on within federal law enforcement circles (dubbed "going dark") since at least the early 1990s, Rosenstein has now called for "responsible encryption." Read more about As DOJ calls for “responsible encryption,” expert asks “responsible to whom?”
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Lecture held during the First International Congress of Fundamental Rights and Criminal Procedure in the Digital Age, organized by InternetLab in partnership with the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo.
Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn gave a lecture titled "The American debate on surveillance and encryption". Read more about The American debate on surveillance and cryptography
What kind of surveillance assistance can the U.S. government force companies to provide? This issue has entered the public consciousness due to the FBI's demand in February that Apple write software to help it access the San Bernardino shooter's encrypted iPhone. Technical assistance orders can go beyond the usual government requests for user data, requiring a company to actively participate in the government's monitoring of the targeted user(s). Read more about When the Cops Come A-Knocking: Handling Technical Assistance Demands from Law Enforcement
What's the latest in the FBI's ongoing dispute with Apple over encrypted iPhones? What's at stake and what could happen next? Guest Speaker, Riana Pfefferkorn is the Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Read more about Encryption vs. the FBI
I don't think I need to reiterate how important the battle over the future of encryption is. It's not new, but rather the latest clash in a fight that has been raging for years, and the high-profile example of the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone has cast a spotlight on it. This week, we're joined by longtime Techdirt friend Marvin Ammori to dig into the details of this issue, its potential consequences, and its context in the history of encryption. Read more about Techdirt Podcast Episode 64: Apple, The FBI & You
As consumers increasingly adopt encryption tools, government officials have warned of the “Going Dark” problem – the notion that widespread encryption will thwart legitimate government efforts to investigate crime and safeguard national security. To address this problem, law enforcement and intelligence community officials have suggested that companies include “backdoors” in their products to permit lawful government access to encrypted data. This proposal has been met with criticism from technologists and privacy advocates alike. Read more about Video from The Going Dark Debate: Just Security’s Second Anniversary