Bill aims to thwart strong crypto, demands smartphone makers be able to decrypt

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Minimalist, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Minimalist

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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...demands-smartphone-makers-be-able-to-decrypt/
     
  2. mirimir

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    Well, that might be so when it's sold, but users can install their own OS.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Yes but unfortunately most users are not capable of doing that. Most people that will want to have secure phone will probably just go and buy it in some other state.
     
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    True enough. But traceable :( And changing OS is traceable too :(
     
  5. Palancar

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    And a solution to this would be WHEN said person gets HIS new compliant phone, the group anonymous should immediately hack it to show him the wisdom of forced backdoors. Take out an article listing his address book and stuff thanking him for requiring such easy access. JKing of course, but you get the point!
     
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    California kills phone decryption bill, but bigger battles loom
    https://threatpost.com/california-kills-phone-decryption-bill-but-bigger-battles-loom
     
  8. Rigz

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    The issue is the majority of the public doesn't care. It's an ignorance thing, not apathy. They don't understand what it means so they dismiss it as unimportant. it’s all so intangible that I think a lot of people just can’t grasp the impact that digital privacy has on their lives.
     
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