FBI Director James Comey is set to testify against encryption before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, as the United States and Britain push for “exceptional access” to encrypted communications. Encryption refers to the scrambling of communications so they cannot be read without the correct key or password. The FBI and GCHQ have said they need access to encrypted communications to track criminals and terrorists. Fourteen of the world’s pre-eminent cryptographers, computer scientists and security specialists have issued a paper arguing there is no way to allow the government such access without endangering all confidential data, as well as the broader communications infrastructure. We speak with one of the authors of the paper, leading security technologist Bruce Schneier.
It may take a few talks to encourage them, but every conversation is a step in the right direction toward vaccination and the world returning to normal.
It’s time to get this landmark bill passed and build a fairer America.
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Today’s Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the opposite: government intrusion everywhere.
“This is an emergency that affects all of us because variants are coming from areas where there are large numbers of unvaccinated people.”