US attorney general William Barr says Americans should accept security risks of encryption backdoors

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    replace HYDRA by a certain governments , and suddenly things becomes clear...
     
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    Billionaire Thiel Supports Encryption as U.S. Pushes for Access
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    So we're supposed to pretend they're not already doing this?
     
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    Yep
     
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    Well, NSA does. And shares with FBI. But FBI wants its own toys. And maybe NSA is too picky about sharing.
     
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    Attorney General Barr and Encryption
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/08/attorney_genera.html
     
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    Encryption has created an uncrackable puzzle for the real world
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    The Myth of Consumer Security
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    More on Law Enforcement Backdoor Demands
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/09/more_on_law_enf.html
     
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    Two thirds of consumers don't think government encryption backdoors will protect them from terrorists
    https://betanews.com/2019/09/26/encryption-backdoors-not-trusted/
     
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    Treaty would force Facebook and other “end to end encrypted” social media platforms to share encrypted chats with UK police
    Whether or not authorities get what they want is another matter
    September 29, 2019

    https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/28/us-uk-treaty-forces-sharing-of-encrypted-chats/
     
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    WhatsApp Backdoor—Will Facebook Be Forced To Break Message Encryption As Reported?
    September 29, 2019
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    Current and former Facebook execs say reports WhatsApp will hand encrypted messages to UK police are wrong
    September 30, 2019
    https://www.businessinsider.de/face...rypted-messages-to-uk-police-2019-9?r=US&IR=T
     
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    My understanding is that it's (finally) streamlining access that used to take days or more via MLAT arrangements. This would be OK IF the same rules were applied as for domestic communications access, but because it's international, I don't believe those protections apply, but would love to be proved wrong. The danger would be if they could bypass protections between 2 UK citizens because it happened to be stored by Whatsapp.

    As usual, the metadata is way more valuable than the content anyway, most times, and they'll pick up the content if they want to via what they call "equipment interference".
     
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    "Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages...

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr is set to press Facebook on Friday to create a so-called back door to its end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp and other messaging platforms, which would give investigators access to now-secret communications, including from terrorists and other criminals as well as whistle-blowers, journalists and others."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/...ook-encryption.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
     
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    The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption
    October 3, 2019
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/...-australia-facebook-all-out-attack-encryption
     
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    Barr's DOJ highlights child exploitation as reason for back door need:

    "DOJ Summit on Child Exploitation

    The Department of Justice holds a summit with panel discussions on data encryption and its impact on child exploitation. FBI Director Christopher Wray delivers opening remarks and Attorney General Bill Barr delivers the keynote address."

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?46497...ta-encryptions-impact-child-exploitation&live
     
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    These cross-border LE collaborations send a chill down my spine. It's notable that there has been zero consultation about these substantive measures - all hidden behind the international and essentially law-free zones that cross-jurisdiction surveillance allows.
     
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    Here Is The Real Reason Facebook Is Fighting For Message Encryption
    This Is Facebook’s Hidden Motive For Its WhatsApp And Messenger Encryption Fight
    October 6, 2019
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdof...yption-fight-hiding-a-ruthless-secret-agenda/
     
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