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In the ‘90s the Internet was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
(with apologies to Douglas Adams) Read more about The EARN IT Act: How to Ban End-to-End Encryption Without Actually Banning It
On December 16, 2019 the Supreme Court denied cert in Ackies v. United States, the ‘precise location’ warrant case from the First Circuit. For reasons I outlined here and here, that appellate court decision was a train wreck of factual misconception and statutory misconstruction. Read more about Twisted Tracking Law Precedent Badly Needs Straightening Out
On Tuesday, December 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) held a hearing on the encryption debate, the first such hearing in years. Read more about Thoughts on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Encryption