Encryption

Belarus has torn up the protest rulebook. Everyone should listen

One messaging app helped protesters fight Alexander Lukashenko’s digital blackout. Can it bring him down? By SEAN WILLIAMS Tuesday 18 August 2020 At 2pm on August 16, a crowd of Belarusians – over 100,000 by some estimates – made its way to Minsk’s Hero City Obelisk, a 150-foot needle dedicated to the city’s three-year stand against […]

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The code breakers: This vault is the epicenter in law enforcement’s battle to unlock encrypted smartphones

Kevin JohnsonUSA TODAY0:001:01 NEW YORK – Inside a steel-encased vault in lower Manhattan, investigators bombard an Apple iPhone 7 with a jumble of numerical codes generated by nearby computers. The grinding exercise has continued for the past 21 months with a singular aim: Crack the phone’s passcode, so police can extract potential evidence in an aging attempted […]

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Bill to Prevent Child Porn Could Kill Encryption

by Mark Rasch on February 7, 2020 New legislation being introduced by Sen. Lindsay Graham ostensibly to prevent the spread of child porn and other child sexual abuse materials (CSAM) may have the effect of prohibiting the kinds of good security practices that prevent unauthorized access to medical records, credit card records, bank records and other personal information, […]