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  • FBI calls for new wiretap law covering social media

    Encrypted social networking tools are hindering the FBI's ability to track terrorists and recruiters who are appealing to young people in the U.S., an FBI official told lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross04 June 15 04:42
  • Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of US residents

    A new bill in Congress would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants before targeting U.S. residents in searches of electronic communications collected by the National Security Agency.

    Written by Grant Gross07 May 15 00:29
  • Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

    Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf argued Monday that more users should encrypt their data, and that the encryption back doors the U.S. FBI and other law enforcement agencies are asking for will weaken online security.

    Written by Grant Gross05 May 15 06:19
  • Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

    U.S. lawmakers are skeptical of an FBI request for Congress to mandate encryption workarounds in smartphones, with critics saying Wednesday that back doors would create new vulnerabilities that bad guys can exploit.

    Written by Grant Gross30 April 15 07:02
  • Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

    U.S. President Barack Obama's administration still believes in the use of encryption to protect digital information, even after top officials have questioned how law enforcement agencies will get access to data on encrypted devices, a White House advisor said.

    Written by Grant Gross13 March 15 06:58