Emboldened, Graham is now working to advance another bill he has introduced: the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act of 2020 (LAED Act). As the name suggests, LAED would create an encryption backdoor by mandating that platforms, operating systems, apps, and even hardware be designed with the ability to decrypt data and provide it to the government. That would mean that virtually every tech company would need to completely overhaul much of their infrastructure and products tobe LESS secure.
But building a backdoor for the government will only make us all more vulnerable to attack. By undermining encryption in the name of law enforcement, our government would be weakening security for everyone. It’s an egregious attack on encryption."
It’s shit and it needs to die. I’ve contacted my representatives. I usually don’t recommend believing the hype around bills like this, it’s not uncommon for incorrect narratives to become popular due to viral marketing attempts by people financially invested in the matter. But in this case I’d recommend buying the story.
I don’t understand why your government are hell bent on destroying the freedoms that all Americans hold so dear. It’s the equivalent of IKEA starting a war against furniture.
I also understand America isn’t the only country spying on its citizens, but most of the other countries aren’t founded on all these rights that they have spent decades judging everyone else in the world and arguing how America is the freedom capital while simultaneously destroying freedom in their own land. Something has seriously gone wrong recently guys.
(As I always say, I love my American friends and political stuff is difficult to discuss, especially when people are so polarised in view at the moment. I just think as an outsider it’s absolutely crazy.)
Proper Encryption is the last hurdle in international or global surveillance of humans. US government in times of Corona is trying to focus on their ultimate goal while people are busy dealing with COVID.