US Lawmakers Declined to Support Encryption LegislationAdded: Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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According to reports, the White House declined to offer public support to the law that would enable federal judges to order tech giants to help break into encrypted data. The same reports explain that the Obama administration’s refusal to either endorse or oppose the law stems from ongoing battles over encryption. This is despite statements from Barack Obama clearly showing that he supported DoJ efforts to allow for legally unlocking the encrypted devices. However, Obama didn’t comment about the case brought against Apple to force it help break into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
The case against Apple was dropped just a few days ago, with the FBI claiming it had found a way to hack into the phone without Apple’s help. This claim has sparked new calls for a legislative solution to the encryption issue.
The law is expected to introduce in the nearest future after being prepared for several months. The White House has reviewed the text and offered feedback, but the reports say that it is expected to provide minimal or none of public input.
The proposed bill does not provide the procedure for the companies to provide access to data. Nor it mentions the circumstances under which the developers could be ordered to help. The bill contains no specific penalties for noncompliance either.
It should be noted that the White House in 2015 backed away from pursuing legislation forcing US tech giants to provide a “back door” in their products to access encrypted data. Now the largest tech firms call on Congress to solve the problem of criminals or terrorists using encryption in order to avoid surveillance. Another proposal to form a national encryption commission is not expected to be enacted in 2016 either.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
|Meanwhile in Cali. Apple software designers are searching for new patches to launch to close whatever hole was found. lol|
|It's like this. It is not a hole. I think they change carriers somehow because iphones can be remotely accessed through some lost and found function. The lost and found function makes sure that an iphone can be remotely password locked and maybe the feds found a way to work with the system not against it. Yep, I personally saw iphones change carriers right in front of my eyes while it was locked. How? I found an iphone next to a trash can and it was brand new and I watched it for a few weeks before returning it to a hotel. The problem with the back door for law enforcement is a bunch of authorized people that are like NSA students may be able to access that phone for their personal gain.|
|Mr President, "I will neither endorse nor oppose such a thing." lol that's taking a stand. he already approved the trillion dollar budget to bust open all comms around the globe. Like he doesn't have an opinion. Please stop the lies.|
|Isn't hacking a crime? The information was illegally obtained so therefore the court should not accept it. On the other hand, the hypocrites should be thrown in jail and their career should be done for the government. If music and movie industry can go after people for less then a walk by entertainment, then putting the information infrastructure at risk should warrant the death penalty, Americans only care what they can do to others and don't do anything to themselves.||
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