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FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
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Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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10/21/2014 | 11:37:51 AM
Re: Tradeoff
Totally agree that law enforcement officials like FBI Director James Comey have a long way to go to reassure the public that they are not overreaching in the name of pubic security.  But getting out in front of public policy institutions like Brookings, is at least a small step in the right direction...
Robert McDougal
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Robert McDougal,
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10/17/2014 | 11:25:45 AM
Re: Tradeoff
"Law enforcement needs to be able to access communications in a lawful way in order to bring people to justice."

I'm very sorry but you (the government) didn't seem to be content with accessing communications in a 'lawful way' not too long ago, why would I trust you now?
RobertM866
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RobertM866,
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10/17/2014 | 8:39:07 AM
Re: Tradeoff
Not when any such discussion will invariably lead to a lessening of protections against government spying and interference into the public's private affairs.  

The old saying was, the most frightening words one could here were "I'm from the government, and i'm here to help".  I would argue that more frightening is "in the name of public safety" or "national secuirty". 
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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10/17/2014 | 8:24:17 AM
Re: Tradeoff
"We are completely comfortable with court orders and lawful authority. "

Except when government agencies break the rules in the name of public safety. That said,  it's hard to argue against a full-throated debate about encryption and how to update existing laws. Is Congress up to the task? <sigh>
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/17/2014 | 7:43:07 AM
Tradeoff
As Benjamin Franklin wrote: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

And besides, when people are like, "Thanks, government, but I'll take my chances with the murderers," you know that government has a huge credibility problem.


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