Police State is imminent as Senate Bill Forces Tech Companies to Design Products Accessible to Government
Legislation working its way through the Senate Intelligence Committee would force technology companies to design and manufacture smartphones, computers and software accessible to government. Apple, Microsoft, Google and other corporations would be required to provide back door keys and encryption workarounds if the bill becomes law.
The Compliance with Court Orders Act requires “the provision of data in an intelligible format to a government pursuant to a court order, and for other purposes.” The bill does not define “other purposes.”
“Consumers have a right to seek solutions that protect their information,” Committee Chairman Richard Burr said in a statement. “I do not believe, however, that those solutions should be above the law.”
“No entity or individual is above the law,” said Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat. “The bill we have drafted would simply provide that, if a court of law issues an order to render technical assistance or provide decrypted data, the company or individual would be required to do so. Today, terrorists and criminals are increasingly using encryption to foil law enforcement efforts, even in the face of a court order. We need strong encryption to protect personal data, but we also need to know when terrorists are plotting to kill Americans.”
Posted on April 14, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged Design Products with accessibility, Fuck Police State, Fuck The Government, Police State Bill, Senate Bill, Tech Companies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.