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UK National Crime Agency chief joins governments’ call for reduced online privacy

In the wake of vocal criticism by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney General of the increased personal security offered by new technologies such as Tor and client-side encryption, the UK’s National Crime Agency chief Keith Bristow has said in an interview to The Guardian that Britons will need to accept reduced digital freedoms in order to continue… Read More

U.S. Attorney General echoes FBI’s objection to increased mobile security

Departing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has reinforced the emerging objections of law enforcement departments to the new trend for client-side encryption in consumer devices. Speaking before the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online, Holder said: “It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy.”… Read More

FBI expresses concern about Apple’s lack of access to customer data in iOs8

We wrote only last week about how the growing policy of ‘provider ignorance’ is likely to cause increasing friction between law enforcement agencies and consumers. The practice of organisations storing encrypted customer data without having any ability to decrypt it is an obvious mani puliti response to increasing customer concern about the availability to authorities… Read More

National and personal security are on a collision course

It’s convention/expo season, and this autumn’s keynote speeches promise to be threaded with talk of security for the end-user or corporate client. Far away from the ambit of counter-terrorism, business and consumer solutions are being developed and enthusiastically promoted, as if personal and corporate security was an unrelated issue to general or intergovernmental security. Cisco… Read More