Lawmakers push for commission on encryption

Congress should create a national commission to investigate the difficulties encryption has created for law enforcement, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers argued Monday in a Washington Post op-ed. “Congress must be proactive and should officially convene a body of experts representing all of the interests at stake so we can evaluate and improve America’s security […]

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Paris attack planners used encrypted apps, investigators believe

French counterterrorism investigators believe that the men suspected in last month’s Paris attacks used widely available encryption tools to communicate with each other, officials familiar with the investigation said, raising questions about whether the men used U.S.-made tools to hide the plot from authorities. Investigators have previously said that messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram were […]

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FBI Director: Silicon Valley’s encryption is a “business model problem”

Leaders in both major political parties have increasingly been calling on tech companies to give law enforcement encryption backdoors in the wake of recent terror attacks in Paris and California. Today, FBI director James Comey has suggested that Silicon Valley isn’t faced with a serious technical problem, but rather a “business model problem,” according to […]

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