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2020-06-24 1:40:42 PM  
Wonder how hypocrite Rand Paul will deal with it.  His Libertarian cred is rather uneven.
 
2020-06-24 1:43:57 PM  
What could possibly go wrong?
 
2020-06-24 1:44:19 PM  
The Grand OldParty

There is nothing honorable about these assholes.
 
2020-06-24 1:44:21 PM  

Diogenes: Wonder how hypocrite Rand Paul will deal with it.  His Libertarian cred is rather uneven.


Does the GOP want it? Then Rand Paul wants it.
 
2020-06-24 1:46:48 PM  

Gubbo: Diogenes: Wonder how hypocrite Rand Paul will deal with it.  His Libertarian cred is rather uneven.

Does the GOP want it? Then Rand Paul wants it.


I love that this comes about while they're simultaneously trying to discredit and cast doubt on the integrity of the FBI.  "Hey, let's give them more power!"
 
2020-06-24 1:48:10 PM  

Diogenes: Gubbo: Diogenes: Wonder how hypocrite Rand Paul will deal with it.  His Libertarian cred is rather uneven.

Does the GOP want it? Then Rand Paul wants it.

I love that this comes about while they're simultaneously trying to discredit and cast doubt on the integrity of the FBI.  "Hey, let's give them more power!"


Once the FBI is properly brought to heel and stops having these crazy thoughts that they can investigate their political superiors, you want them to have as much power as they can to go after everyone else.
 
2020-06-24 1:48:59 PM  
I think this issue would also help Biden. Couch it terms of all your ... activities... known about by the polical party you despise.

Privacy is an American value.
 
2020-06-24 1:52:50 PM  
I'm sure the implementation will be timed for after January 2021.  Wouldn't want those RNC/NRA emails seeing the light of day.
 
2020-06-24 1:53:18 PM  
Do you know who else will enjoy a nice fat back door to encrypted data? The same criminals they are using to justify this law.
 
2020-06-24 1:55:15 PM  

Mr.Tangent: Do you know who else will enjoy a nice fat back door to encrypted data? The same criminals they are using to justify this law.


That's not fair. The GOP wants to go after people who say things like Black Lives Matter in encrypted messages.

It will be a whole different breed of criminals who will take advantage of these backdoors. Facebook comes immediately to mind.
 
2020-06-24 2:03:54 PM  
It'd also require the AG to create a competition that would reward "participants who create a lawful access solution in an encrypted environment, while maximizing privacy and security."


I'm sure they'll get right on making this thing that is impossible.
 
2020-06-24 2:16:49 PM  
If there's a backdoor to an encryption protocol, you might as well send everything in cleartext because every blackhat will have it in short order.
 
2020-06-24 2:19:36 PM  

make me some tea: If there's a backdoor to an encryption protocol, you might as well send everything in cleartext because every blackhat will have it in short order.


Or, encrypt your text before you send it though the broken one.
 
2020-06-24 2:22:27 PM  
The bill -- from Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee) -- would permit the Attorney General to require those providers and manufacturers to explain "their ability to comply with court orders, including timelines for implementation."

Oh, we can do that now. "Sure, we can provide access to the data just as soon as we decrypt it. Current timeline is about 100 million years, given available processing power."
 
2020-06-24 2:25:54 PM  
Senate GOP submit bill to outlaw encryption math
 
2020-06-24 2:25:59 PM  
Don't they care about the end to end encrypted chat apps favored by assholes like Roger Stone and his Russian buddies?
 
2020-06-24 2:27:41 PM  
And the GOP continues shiatting on the 4th Amendment
 
2020-06-24 2:27:46 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Don't they care about the end to end encrypted chat apps favored by assholes like Jared Kushner and his Saudi and Russian nesting doll buddies?


FTFY
 
2020-06-24 2:27:54 PM  

Bootleg: The bill -- from Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee) -- would permit the Attorney General to require those providers and manufacturers to explain "their ability to comply with court orders, including timelines for implementation."

Oh, we can do that now. "Sure, we can provide access to the data just as soon as we decrypt it. Current timeline is about 100 million years, given available processing power."


Ah the trio of trash how did I not guess

It's as much about corporate profits as "subversive" activities
 
2020-06-24 2:28:07 PM  
backdoors = cannot ever do anything safe online. no banking. no medical info, etc.
 
2020-06-24 2:28:15 PM  
The party of freedom.
 
2020-06-24 2:28:27 PM  
It doesn't take long to see the loopholes.

You can try to "compel" a company to break their own encryption. It doesn't mean they'll succeed. You can't just outlaw encryption itself... and encryption with a "backdoor" isn't encryption, it's bullshiat.

So, typical ignoramus nonsense. Typical GOP.
 
2020-06-24 2:29:23 PM  
This isn't how math works.
 
2020-06-24 2:29:58 PM  
This year I bought a subscription from these guys: https://www.2600.com/

Because I think they are one of the last hopes for the USA and, by extension, democracy for the rest of us.

Also because it's just friggin cool.
 
2020-06-24 2:30:20 PM  
Also known as the "GhostOfSavageHenry starts encrypting everything they do over the interwebs because fark the FBI make em work for it." Bill
 
2020-06-24 2:31:54 PM  
First people to receive this warrantproof encryption: politicians and the US Government.
 
2020-06-24 2:32:18 PM  
So Clipper again?
 
2020-06-24 2:32:30 PM  

Diogenes: I love that this comes about while they're simultaneously trying to discredit and cast doubt on the integrity of the FBI.  "Hey, let's give them more power!"


That isn't really the contradiction that it seems. Think of it as  "special power" or a tool that generally isn't used, except when the "national security" card has been played.

You'll have to think past a few years to remember that one, though

/No, not the horse. Further back.
 
2020-06-24 2:33:20 PM  
The bill -- from Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

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2020-06-24 2:34:06 PM  
The GOP literally wants to make math illegal.
 
2020-06-24 2:34:25 PM  
The bill -- from Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

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2020-06-24 2:34:49 PM  

pxlboy: What could possibly go wrong?



Well, like Spinal Tap threatened, you might be forced to smell the Glover

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2020-06-24 2:35:13 PM  
So, the GOP bill will encourage people to use foreign made communication apps to avoid any back door into their encrypted messages? Why does the GOP hate American businesses?
 
2020-06-24 2:35:21 PM  
If there's no encryption, there's no online money.

Well, there won't be any of their money online. Others will just take it.
 
2020-06-24 2:35:37 PM  

Gubbo: Mr.Tangent: Do you know who else will enjoy a nice fat back door to encrypted data? The same criminals they are using to justify this law.

That's not fair. The GOP wants to go after people who say things like Black Lives Matter in encrypted messages.

It will be a whole different breed of criminals who will take advantage of these backdoors. Facebook comes immediately to mind.


Wasn't it already established that the Trump Administration was using WhatsApp in order to keep messages from both Meuller and federal record retention laws?

'twould be an utter shame if a law like this allowed the next administration to dig up all those texts.
 
2020-06-24 2:35:46 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: This year I bought a subscription from these guys: https://www.2600.com/

Because I think they are one of the last hopes for the USA and, by extension, democracy for the rest of us.

Also because it's just friggin cool.


Had a subscription for years, it's.....interesting.  Some good stuff but the letters section is just 4chan by RFC 2549
 
2020-06-24 2:35:55 PM  
Law enforcement: Sir, what is the encryption you used on these files?
Me: I believe the 5th amendment requires me to say "F*ck you".

Law enforcement: You realize it will take us two million years to break this encryption.  Think of the tax payer expense.
Me: Oh, in that case, here's my key.

Why would anyone use encryption or an encryption product that had a back door?
 
2020-06-24 2:38:44 PM  
Didn't we as a society come to the correct and proper answer to this issue back in the 90's with PGP, etc.?

WTF, they're not conservative.  They're regressive.

Fark these idiots.  It just shows what corrupt, authoritarians they are.  The House won't pass this bullshiat anyway.
 
2020-06-24 2:38:51 PM  
Lady G, Terahn Tom and Blackburn loves them some back door action.
 
2020-06-24 2:39:16 PM  
Only the criminals will have guns
 
2020-06-24 2:39:20 PM  
Does Wallstreet use encryption?

They won't be using encryption if the Republicans get their way.
 
2020-06-24 2:42:07 PM  

phalamir: make me some tea: If there's a backdoor to an encryption protocol, you might as well send everything in cleartext because every blackhat will have it in short order.

Or, encrypt your text before you send it though the broken one.


That'll be illegal. Comply or go to jail citizen.
 
2020-06-24 2:42:13 PM  
The big guys have built so many back doors into their software just for the feds, it probably doesn't matter at this point.
 
2020-06-24 2:43:23 PM  
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They want to see your porn folders.
Hide your moms and your cows.

/Nunes would abuse any lapses in encryption.
 
2020-06-24 2:44:07 PM  
No, subby: GOP Submit Bill To Force U.S. To Become Technological Desert
 
2020-06-24 2:44:52 PM  
FTA: ""participants who create a lawful access solution in an encrypted environment, while maximizing privacy and security."

If there is possible access then they can't meet the 'maximizing privacy & security' specifications.
 
2020-06-24 2:45:22 PM  
Good luck with that... from the party that brought you the term Intertubes
Absolutely toothless legislature
/in other words Jared's crack team of cytologists cannot get access to Biden's emails or something
 
2020-06-24 2:47:12 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: This year I bought a subscription from these guys: https://www.2600.com/

Because I think they are one of the last hopes for the USA and, by extension, democracy for the rest of us.

Also because it's just friggin cool.


I can remember getting that in paper before the web
 
2020-06-24 2:47:27 PM  
Isn't encryption pretty much necessary for most the web to work at this point? User credentials have to be protected, payment details have to be protected, the whole thing depends on secure data.

Even this site is HTTPS. Break all those links and there will be no security on the internet.
 
2020-06-24 2:49:17 PM  

vrax: The bill -- from Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Tom Cotton (Arkansas) and Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)

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