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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Senate Anti-Encryption Bill is Itself a Threat to National Security

According to an article by Zack Whittaker in the ZDNet web site, “The proposed Burr-Feinstein anti-encryption bill would put every American at risk of being spied on by foreign nations, hackers, or even the next US president.”

Whittaker points out “The unwavering view of the security and cryptography community is that if there’s a backdoor for law enforcement, hackers will find it and would take everything they can, leading to incalculable damage.”

Nobody is naive enough to think that access to your personal data would be limited to law enforcement officials. Nobody, that is, except for some Washington lawmakers. These legislators do not seem to realize that identity thieves, credit card thieves, hackers, foreign governments, and even terrorists could soon gain access to personal, financial,  and corporate information through the same “back doors.” Information about how to gain access to secret back doors won’t remain secret for very long.

This interesting article may be found at

Categories: Encryption, Legal Affairs

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