In the wake of the Apple vs. FBI case, two leading Intelligence Committee Senators have introduced an anti-encryption bill that would effectively ban strong encryption.Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the official version of their bill today in response to concerns that criminals and terrorists are increasingly using encrypted devices to hide their plans and plots from authorities.As its name suggests, the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 [PDF] would require people and technology firms like Apple and Google to comply with court orders to decrypt phones and its data.”
Oh boy. Here we go. The logic is astounding – beyond belief.
Imagine that we legislate against –
or how about GUNS. That’s a very unpopular one.
Now you can’t lock your doors or protect your property because criminals have door locks.
Or you can’t own an automobile because criminals use them to escape from the scene of the crime.
Don’t get me started on gun control.
And now we legislate against information privacy because criminals can hide their plans and communicate without surveillance. Last time I checked we had 1st and 4th amendment rights, at least in the US.
Thanks to The Hacker News