In the United States, why do we limit free speech and protest for minorities more than we limit guns?
Calls by candidates and law enforcement to undermine encryption could seriously harm many people, including sexual and gender-based rights activists, domestic violence victims, human rights defenders, psychiatrists and counselors and their clients, and journalists and their sources.
“Seven on Seven: Empathy and Disgust,” a New York event, couples artists with technologists or activists and gives them 24 hours to produce something. And those “somethings” turn out to be most interesting.
The U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform considered Wednesday whether Congress should pass laws requiring companies to add "back doors" to their tech products. In other words, the FBI wants a way to get into consumer data that theoretically only law enforcement—and not hackers—can exploit.
What's the Point of a Source Protection Law That Wouldn't Protect Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden?
Laws are bad when they don't do what they are meant to and even worse when they cause harm instead.