Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent "going dark." Um, what? [telecom]

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"The FBI says they're 'going dark.' Well yeah, because they've been
staring at the sun."

By Sean Gallagher  

On July 23, in a keynote address at the International Conference on
Cyber Security at Fordham University, US Attorney General William Barr
took up a banner that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of
Investigation have been waving for over a decade: the call for what
former FBI director James Comey had referred to as a "golden key."

Citing the threat posed by violent criminals using encryption to hide
their activities from law enforcement, Barr said that information
security "should not come at the expense of making us more vulnerable
in the real world." He claimed that this is what is happening today.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/post-snowden-tech-became-more-secure-but-is-govt-really-at-risk-of-going-dark/

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Bill Horne
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