Friday July 08, 2016

Homeland Security's Big Encryption Report Wasn't Fact-Checked

Why would anyone expect anything done by the government to be fact-checked? Let's be honest here, fact-checking has never been our government's strong point.Politicians knowing little to nothing about technology doesn't exactly help either.

The report relied on more than "100 meetings with ... experts from the technology industry, federal, state, and local law enforcement, privacy and civil liberties, computer science and cryptology, economics, law and academia, and the Intelligence Community." And just a little bit of creative license. The first line of the report is based on flat-out incorrect information.