The House has passed an amendment that bans the Department of Justice from approaching technology companies and forcing them, or even requesting to, install backdoor evasions of encryption software.
Just before Christmas 2013 the world found out that RSA, the corporation making millions selling its software to provide security through encryption, had taken millions more in money from the U.S. military’s National Security Agency in order to build a “backdoor” so that the NSA
A Republican Congressman attends a classified briefing on NSA spying, and emerges declaring that Americans need more protection from Big Brother surveillance. Still, Congress is failing to take concrete action to deal with the NSA scandal. What can you do while D.C. dithers?
The rare corporations that have refused to betray promises of encryption to their customers have been targeted by the NSA anyway, through hacking operations that have stolen encryption keys or found other ways to bust through privacy protections.
U.S. Government Bodies Recommending that Citizens Encrypt Data for Information Security FBI: The analysis shows a significant relationship between file or data encryption and reduced theft of intellectual property. Encryption, therefore, should be considered an important tool for protecting confidential information. Federal Trade Commission: Consider
Could StartMail, from the makers if StartPage, offer Americans a way to be secure from the National Security Agency’s online military spies?