Thursday, 12 March 2020

Don't be fooled, experts warn, America's anti-child-abuse EARN IT Act could burn encryption to the ground

quote [ Wait, a proposed law tackling the sexual abuse of kids and they name it... the EARN IT Act? Seriously? ]

With everyone focused on stocking up on TP and getting the fuck out of Europe, this is sneaking under the wire...
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[by XregnaR@1:49pmGMT]


damnit said @ 3:58pm GMT on 12th Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
It’s kind of like what they did with FOSTA/SESTA. All it did was punish and block sites from hosting escorting and sex-related ads on US-domain servers. It didn’t really address sex trafficking. It actually kept the really bad stuff much more hidden.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:38pm GMT on 12th Mar
Law Enforcement has always hated strong encryption because they can't read encrypted messages. The government has been trying, for a long time, to outlaw strong encryption. This won't outlaw encryption, but it will make companies not want to offer it.

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