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

Saturday February 13, 2016

FBI Wants $38 Million In Funding To Break Encryption

"The budget request will not be used to hire any new staffers on top of the 39 staffers (including 11 agents)." Wait, the feds only have 50 people working against encryption?

آ…the feds want access to your encrypted communications, and it's willing to throw money at doing exactly that. According to the document, the additional funding will "counter the threat of Going Dark, which includes the inability to access data because of challenges related to encryption, mobility, anonymization, and more." The FBI refers to "going dark" as a metaphor for not being able to read the communications and messages of suspected criminals and terrorists.