Cellebrite and Law Enforcement Expect Us to Trust Them, Yet Their Tools Are on eBay?

Cellebrite and Law Enforcement Expect Us to Trust Them, Yet Their Tools Are on eBay?

I’ve already talked on and on about how various governments expect to be able to require backdoors into encrypted data, including mobile devices. When it’s pointed out that any backdoor will eventually be used by hackers, the usual response from law enforcement is to “trust us” because they have some magic ability to prevent hackers…

The Danger When Politicians Feel The Need to “Do Something” on Encryption

The Danger When Politicians Feel The Need to “Do Something” on Encryption

This time, from Australia, where their anti-encryption law was based, apparently, on a fear that a terrorist attack would occur, and the people blocking this bill would get blamed for it. Husic acknowledged that the tech industry was upset, explaining that Labor had passed the bill because national security agencies had said it was urgent. He…

Linked – Zuckerberg’s end-to-end encryption plan could put Facebook at odds with law enforcement
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Linked – Zuckerberg’s end-to-end encryption plan could put Facebook at odds with law enforcement

Try not to get whiplash, but at the same time that many public officials in the US, and all over the world, are screaming about how much information the tech companies have about us, and the violation of our privacy that is involved in that, when one of them even hints at creating a fully…

Linked – For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching
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Linked – For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching

The story is disturbing on many levels, but for me this is the part that is both obvious, and a reason why IoT devices deserve a lot more careful consideration than we have been giving them. “At the time the Ukrainian access was provided, the video files were left unencrypted, the source said, because of…

Linked – Australian Government Passes Law Forcing Tech Companies To Break Encryption
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Linked – Australian Government Passes Law Forcing Tech Companies To Break Encryption

Dear Australia. I love you, but this is completely impossible: “Here’s a short summary of the new powers the legislation hands over to law enforcement and national security agencies: The law enables Australia’s attorney-general to order the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Whatsapp to build capability, such as software code, which enables police to access…

Linked – There’s no way to recover data from the new MacBook Pros if something breaks
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Linked – There’s no way to recover data from the new MacBook Pros if something breaks

“Of course, this entire problem stems from Apple’s original decision to use solid-state storage soldered directly onto the logic board, rather than the removable modules that were found in MacBook Pros for a decade. Complaining about Apple’s decision to move away from user-replaceable parts is, of course, not a new thing, but this is a…