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Raid Encryption: This Should Be The New Normal

Raid Encryption: This Should Be The New Normal

. By Thomas L. Knapp “When government agents raid Uber’s offices,” Business Insider reports, “the company springs into action with an immediate response: it shuts everything down and encrypts all its computers.” That claim comes from documents filed by former Uber forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg, who’s suing the company for age discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, […]

How to Kill America’s Tech Economy in One Lesson

How to Kill America’s Tech Economy in One Lesson

By Thomas L. Knapp US Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are at it again. They’ve released a “discussion draft” of  their “bill to require the provision of data in an intelligible format pursuant to a court order. … if such data has been made unintelligible by a feature, product, or service owned, […]

Harvard: US Can’t Ban Encryption

Harvard: US Can’t Ban Encryption

Canute’s Courtiers Condemn Consumer Crypto — Feds to end encrypted data?

Canute’s Courtiers Condemn Consumer Crypto — Feds to end encrypted data?

. . By Thomas L. Knapp In 1818, Jeremiah Chubb collected a reward of £100 (a fairly princely sum back then — depending on how the inflation is calculated, perhaps upward of half a million US dollars today) from the British government. After a major dockyard burglary, the government ran a competition to produce a […]