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Privacy groups are still trying to get documents unsealed in Facebook encryption case

by Sean Lyngaas

The ACLU and EFF say a failure to clarify the legal requirements for giving authorities access to encrypted communications would set a dangerous precedent.

Senior FBI cyber official Amy Hess to take security position at City of Louisville

by Sean Lyngaas

As a senior FBI cybersecurity official, Hess has spoken out about hacking threats from the Chinese and Russian governments.

Senator asks Department of Justice if it can keep a lid on its software exploits

by Sean Lyngaas

Sen. Ron Wyden is asking what law enforcement agencies are doing to protect their hacking tools from foreign spies.

Government would be barred from mandating crypto backdoors under House bill

by Sean Lyngaas

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to bar the federal government from mandating “backdoors,” or configurations that enable surveillance, in commercial software and hardware products.

FBI has a unit solely devoted to its 'going dark' problem

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

The office was created after a DOJ IG report found the bureau's communication skills were a mess during a highly publicized 2016 investigation.

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