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Push For Encryption Law Falters

Looks like support for the Burr-Feinstein “back door” encryption legislation has evaporated on Capitol Hill:

Feinstein’s Democratic colleagues on the Intelligence Committee - along with some key Republicans - backed away. The House never got on board.

The White House demurred, too, and:

The CIA and NSA were ambivalent, according to several current and former intelligence officials, in part because officials in the agencies feared any new law would interfere with their own encryption efforts.

I agree with John Gruber about the wording of the Reuters headline – saying the push for this legislation has faltered “despite Apple case spotlight”? Not quite right.

See also here, here, and here.

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