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Peter Thiel says he doesn't trust the FBI to safeguard an encryption backdoor
Thiel, an outspoken Trump supporter, supports the current status when it comes to encryption.
Senator asks Department of Justice if it can keep a lid on its software exploits
Sen. Ron Wyden is asking what law enforcement agencies are doing to protect their hacking tools from foreign spies.
Tech giants say UK spy agency’s encryption proposal is threat to security and human rights
The tech coalition rejected the GCHQ's suggestion that adding a law enforcement official to a group chat or call would not threaten civil liberties or security.
Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors
Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.
Rosenstein warns encryption can be 'significant detriment' to public safety
The "Going Dark" debate continued in a speech at a Georgetown University law conference.
Congress wants to prevent states from weakening encryption
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would preempt any attempts by states to weaken encryption.