Banning end-to-end encryption being considered by Trump team- 9to5Mac [9to5mac.com]
Here We Go Again: Trump Administration Considers Outlawing Encryption [www.techdirt.com]
Trump White House Reportedly Debating Encryption Policy Behind Closed Doors [gizmodo.com]
Trump officials want to outlaw unbreakable encryption, report says [www.cnet.com]
Trump White House Reportedly Debating Encryption Policy Behind Closed Doors [it.slashdot.org]
The Trump administration is thinking about banning end-to-end encryption [bgr.com]
Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown [www.politico.com]
If the spooks can’t hack it, the US might ban it - report [telecoms.com]
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I don't think an encryption-busting bill could pass either chamber of Congress at this point. It probably has better odds in the Senate, but in the House, even with Ted Poe gone, there's strong bipartisan support for encryption.— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 27, 2019
Law Enforcement officials keeps repeating the phrase "going dark" as though if they say it enough it must be a real thing.— Bill AbolishICEbutForReal Budington 🏴 (@legind) June 28, 2019
It isn't. It's a myth. LE has more access to our comings and goings, our social networks, and our biometrics than ever before.https://t.co/0Swk0FIYp4
With everything else going on in the administration, this isn't the kind of thing you bother senior-most officials with — unless (a) someone powerful really cares about the issue or (b) there's general agreement that it's time to act.— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 27, 2019
Inside the government, there are two clear sides (DOJ/FBI vs. Commerce and State), with DHS split (CISA vs. Secret Service/ICE).— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 27, 2019
DOJ has traditionally held the upper hand, and Trump personally attacked Apple over San Bernardino during the 2016 campaign.
Still, evident deadlock.
John Bolton has significantly scaled back NSC deputies committee meetings, so the fact that deputy secretaries and deputy agency directors — who have a lot to do, especially with so many secretary/director vacancies — decided to meet on this is interesting.— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 27, 2019
There were two options on the table at the NSC meeting, per a source: releasing statement with a general position or asking Congress to ban end-to-end encryption.— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 27, 2019
Whatever went on in that room, there wasn't agreement on how to proceed.
Concerning story about the Trump admin looking to ban encryption. End-to-end encryption is a necessity for journalists to work with & protect their sources.— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) June 28, 2019
Forcing companies to backdoor encryption would be a disaster for free speech, privacy & security. https://t.co/26lCA1sACa
The Trump Administration wants to force centralized walled garden messaging platforms to backdoor encryption. They can probably do it too. This is why we must support decentralized, private, and open source communications systems no politicians can stop. https://t.co/N9X9kdGhDg— Lance R. Vick (@lrvick) June 28, 2019
If Trump tries to do this, it will show, in yet another way, that it’s certainly not America he wants to make great again. In America we believe in the warrant requirement—which means, actually having to present warrants to the subject of an investigation. https://t.co/yi7HamVBsz— Amy Peikoff 🇺🇸🌈 (@AmyPeikoff) June 28, 2019
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