New Republican bill latest in long line to force encryption backdoor

"The initial reaction by academics, cryptographers, technologists, and human rights advocates to the latest bill was swift and harsh. “This bill is the encryption backdoor mandate we’ve been dreading was coming, but that nobody, during the past six years of the renewed Crypto Wars, had previously dared to introduce,” Riana Pfefferkorn, associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, wrote in her detailed analysis of the bill."