Harv Stanic Staalman on Sat, 5 Oct 2019 15:16:22 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> AG Barr: USG Seeks Front Door to Encryption Not Backdoor

we also need new devices to avoid communication bugs called surveillance, NSA, "five eyes‎" etc.

Sent from BlackBerry. Wait. What?
From: Steven Schear
Sent: Saturday 5 October 2019 10:10
To: John Young
Cc: nettime-l@mail.kein.org; cryptography@metzdowd.com; cypherpunks
Subject: Re: <nettime> AG Barr: USG Seeks Front Door to Encryption Not Backdoor

AG Barr, Cypherpunks disagree. We generally only endorse open source, e2e, encryption for p2p communications with no societal or government say so. We countenance no provision for legal access. Secure, even covert, communications is a right which need only be perfected between the the communicating parties.

On Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 9:25 PM John Young <jya@pipeline.com> wrote:
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the Lawful Access Summit


"It is also said that the Government is seeking a secretive
'backdoor' to everyone's communications and data.  That is false.  We
are seeking a front door.

The heart of the matter is this: Do the security advantages of
warrant-proof encryption offered to the individual outweigh the risk
posed to the public by that same technology?  This is not a decision
for the companies to make by themselves.  It is a decision for
society to make.

We think our tech sector has the ingenuity to develop effective ways
to provide secure encryption while also providing secure legal access."

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