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Linked: Defense Department To Congress: ‘No, Wait, Encryption Is Actually Good; Don’t Break It’

But wait, there’s more. Yesterday, the Senate was threatening tech companies that they will be requiring them to break encryption. But, not everyone in the Federal government agrees:

“However, it appears that other parts of the government are a bit more up to date on these things. Representative Ro Khanna has forwarded a letter to Senator Graham that he received earlier this year from the Defense Department’s CIO Dana Deasy, explaining just how important encryption actually is. The letter highlights how DoD employees rely on the kind of strong encryption found on mobile devices and in VPN services to protect the data of their employees, both at rest (on the devices) and in transit (across the network). “

Of course this is absolutely true. If there’s no strong encryption, the first thing the bad guys are going after, will be the devices and data of government employees, right?

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