April 28, 2016

NO SECRETS: Child porn suspect jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives. “The government successfully cited a 1789 law known as the All Writs Act to compel (PDF) the suspect to decrypt two hard drives it believes contain child pornography. The All Writs Act was the same law the Justice Department asserted in its legal battle with Apple, in which a magistrate ordered the gadget maker to write code to assist the authorities in unlocking the iPhone used by one of two shooters who killed 14 people at a San Bernardino County government building in December. The authorities dropped that case after they paid a reported $1 million for a hack.”

Carly tried to warn America about the coming surveillance state years ago, but we were . . . distracted.

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