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USA Government Plan to Scan Every Message Online, end-to-end encryption must be broken

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The fight between the providers of encrypted messaging platforms and lawmakers has entered a serious new phase. And this time around it is looking ever more likely that proponents of end-to-end security, the likes of Facebook and Apple, will lose their campaign to maintain user security as a priority.

The EARN IT bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online. 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3398/text

NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) believes online services should be made to screen their messages for material that NCMEC considers abusive; use screening technology approved by NCMEC and law enforcement; report what they find in the messages to NCMEC; and be held legally responsible for the content of messages sent by others. 

https://www.missingkids.org/

You can’t have an Internet where messages are screened en masse, and also have end-to-end encryption any more than you can create backdoors that can only be used by the good guys. The two are mutually exclusive. Concepts like “client-side scanning” aren’t a clever route around this; such scanning is just another way to break end-to-end encryption. Either the message remains private to everyone but its recipients, or it’s available to others.

They didn’t put the word

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encryption

in the bill, they’re going to insist it doesn’t affect encryption.

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This bill says nothing about encryption

co-sponsor Sen. Blumenthal said at today’s hearing.

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Have you found a word in this bill about encryption?

he asked one witness.

 

continue reading @ 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/03/14/new-warning-issued-for-all-whatsapp-and-imessage-users-major-threat-to-encryption

 

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Teddy Rogers

More reading, from Matthew Green...

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Yesterday a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced a new bill called the EARN IT act. On its face, the bill seems like a bit of inside baseball having to do with legal liability for information service providers. In reality, it represents a sophisticated and direct governmental attack on the right of Americans to communicate privately.

I can’t stress how dangerous this bill is, though others have tried. In this post I’m going to try to do my best to explain why it scares me.

https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2020/03/06/earn-it-is-an-attack-on-encryption/

Ted.

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Kurapica

People may shift to telegram ?

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