Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday February 10, 2016

Lawmakers Seek To Bar States From Mandating Encryption Weaknesses

Bipartisan legislation? Check. Good for the country? Check. Total common sense? Check. Yup this one is bound to fail. big grin

The move marks the latest foray into an ongoing debate over encryption between Silicon Valley and Washington. While tech companies generally oppose weakened security standards, federal authorities have warned about a "going dark" phenomenon in which criminal suspects use powerful encryption in their communications so that investigators cannot access a phone's content, even with a warrant.