And this time there's "much less public scrutiny," writes Trevor Timm at The Guardian.
The bill, which would have penalized companies that refuse to cooperate with the government over encrypted phones, did not go to a vote.
The controversy over encryption has been one of the biggest public debates of the year so far, yet the Democratic presidential candidates have been largely silent on the subject.
WhatsApp, an online messaging service owned by Facebook, has over a billion users -- and as of Tuesday, any exchanges done via the app will be encrypted.
Although the year-long, concerted effort of hundreds of journalists is an admirable feat, their analysis may be overlooking crucial evidence involving corruption by Western corporations and billionaires.
The head of the independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is stepping down. Why he quit so suddenly is unknown, but his recent Twitter posts reflect a concern over expansion of government surveillance.
The fight between Apple and the FBI is not about just one iPhone—it implicates the security of all technology users.
Leading Silicon Valley companies are developing their own enhanced privacy technology as Apple fights the U.S. government over encryption.
An association of activists, including a founder of Black Lives Matter, published a letter claiming that the civil rights of minorities could be abused if the FBI gains the power to force a technology company such as Apple to undermine its users’ activities.