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Weak Claims Against Encryption 

“The idea that terrorists will stop using end-to-end encryption – where a message is unintelligible from when it leaves the sender until it reaches its recipient – if the US bans companies from using it is preposterous. As Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green tweeted, “You could strangle the whole U.S. tech industry, and ISIS…

Snowden @ Cato Surveillance Summit

This inaugural Cato Institute Surveillance Conference will explore these questions, guided by a diverse array of experts: top journalists and privacy advocates; lawyers and technologists; intelligence officials … and those who’ve been targets of surveillance. Most notably is Edward Snowden, a former NSA Contractor and renowned whistleblower who leaked classified information from the National Security…

Sudan internet cut off

All internet connections to Sudan were cut off abruptly on Wednesday afternoon, after riots erupted in northern Khartoum over the ending of fuel subsidies. The move to cut connections appears to have been done by the government to prevent protesters using social media to organise riots. “From the connectivity data alone, we cannot tell whether…

Vietnam imposes new Internet restrictions

But local bloggers know that the state has ample means of oppression already: In due course, another circular will specify fines that may be levied for violations of the new decree. However, if past is precedent, Decree 72 won’t make much difference. Hanoi already has plenty of punishments it can mete out to dissident bloggers…