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

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    Congress seeks answers on Juniper Networks breach amid encryption fight
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    Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Destroy End-to-End Encryption
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    Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Introduction of Lawful Access Bill in Senate
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    Senators Propose a Cool New Contest To Destroy Your Online Privacy
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    EFF: The Senate’s New Anti-Encryption Bill Is Even Worse Than EARN IT, and That’s Saying Something
     
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    All of these USA proposals will not have any legal impact upon services out of its jurisdiction. e.g. Protonmail, Tutanota, etc..... If they try and block them users will just TOR or VPN to them and conduct their business that way. If need be go a step further and encrypt locally (GPG type stuff). That way any interception will be worthless to the one making the capture of data.

    My long term stance is that I am expecting a SHOW DOWN (someday not too far off) in the Supreme Court over the 5th on encryption and password compulsion. That decision will be the end all for a long time to come.
     
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    Right. Their next move would be blocking use of VPNs, Tor, I2P, Orchid, LokiNet, and other anonymous overlay networks. That's how it is, more or less, in China and some of the Middle East, for example. But Russia isn't even there, yet. And I find it hard to imagine how the US would go that far, unless something really serious provided justification.
     
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    Tell Your Senator: Vote No on the EARN IT Act
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    Controversial EARN IT Act clears Senate committee
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    Senate’s encryption backdoor bill is ‘dangerous for Americans,’ says Rep. Lofgren
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    Five Eyes nations plus Japan and India call for Big Tech to bake backdoors into everything
    Or as they put it: ‘Embed the safety of the public in system designs … facilitating the investigation and prosecution of offences’
    October 11, 2020

    https://www.theregister.com/2020/10...nton_end_to_end_encryption_and_public_safety/
    DoJ: International Statement: End-To-End Encryption and Public Safety
     
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    India joins the idiotic global alliance calling for encyption backdoors
    October 13, 2020
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    EU inches closer to ban on end-to-end encryption
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    What’s all this about Europe wanting crypto backdoors?
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    UK infoseccer launches petition asking government not to backdoor encryption
    November 27, 2020
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    Why I'm Opposed to Encryption "Backdoor" Proposals
     
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    EU Council wants secure encryption and lawful data access
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    Europol Presents Tool to Combat Encryption Misuse
    December 18, 2020
    https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/13552-europol-presents-tool-to-combat-encryption-misuse
     
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    But proposed UE legislation will limit and weaken encryption.
     
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    "Solarwinds cyberattack on Treasury 'appears to be significant'...

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said on Monday that a cyberattack at the Department of Treasury reported by media outlets last week 'appears to be significant.'

    Wyden, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the statement after the committee’s staff was briefed by the Treasury Department and the IRS about the hack of the IT company SolarWinds.

    Senator Wyden then slammed government officials who have been 'advocating for encryption backdoors, and ignoring warnings from cybersecurity experts who said that encryption keys become irresistible targets for hackers.'

    'The US Governmment has now suffered a breach that seems to involve skilled hackers stealing encryption keys from US Government servers,' he said..."

    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/...rattack-on-treasury-appears-to-be-significant
     
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    "Google, Facebook And Chaos Computer Club Join To Fight New German Law Allowing Government Spies And Police To Use Trojans Against Innocent Citizens...

    One of the curious aspects of Germany's surveillance activities is the routine use of so-called "state trojans" -- software that is placed surreptitiously on a suspect's system by the authorities to allow it to be monitored and controlled in real time over the Internet. The big advantage of this approach is that it lets intelligence agencies get around end-to-end encryption without needing backdoors in the code. Instead, the trojan sits at one end of the conversation, outside the encryption, which lets it eavesdrop without any problem. This approach goes back at least a decade, and now seems to be an accepted technique in the country...

    The new law would require Internet service providers to cooperate actively in installing trojans on their customers' devices..."

    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/2...d&utm_campaign=Feed: techdirt/feed (Techdirt)
     
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    The FBI's Anom Stunt Rattles the Encryption Debate
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