Privacy Blog

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

Donald Trump’s Stance on Encryption, Privacy, and Surveillance

Digital privacy advocates and civil liberty groups are preparing for the worst under a Trump administration. Trump will arrive at the White House at a time when mass surveillance and hacking by the U.S. government is more expansive and unchecked then ever. The FBI under the Trump administration will be able to hack into the computers of hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans with a single warrant, due to the amendments to Rule 41 that went into effect Dec. 1. Trump also has sent numerous tweets admiring the NSA’s spying powers, the NSA monitoring the phone calls of world leaders, and has expressed admiration for the capabilities of several autocratic foreign governments who spy on their own citizens extensively.

You can read the details in an article in The Daily Dot at

Categories: Current Affairs, Politics

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