John Palfrey, founding president of the Digital Public Library of America and a director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, recently told the Deseret News that he has “been struck by the number of times people tell [him] that they think libraries are less important than they were before, now that we have the Internet and Google.
Clapper’s assessment also essentially echoed one of the conclusions in last week’s “Going Dark” report from Harvard University’s Berkman Center’s Berklett Cybersecurity Project.
Intelligence officials including FBI Director James Comey have conjured claims that encryption threatens national security, and that private companies should allow government agencies backdoor access to encrypted communications and data. A study released last week by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, however, reveals that the FBI has been crying wolf.
Before they continue their campaign to strongarm tech firms into abandoning secure systems that customers clearly desire, or installing a so-called “back door” available to government agents, they should read a new report from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University on the encryption debate.
A new Harvard study successfully challenges “going dark” encryption paranoia. But it bolsters concerns about the rise of the surveillance state.
We have become so accustomed to accessing information online whenever and wherever we want that we mostly behave as if all information will be preserved forever. We are dead wrong. Journalists need…
Do you use Skype? Do you use Gmail? Do you use any of several other commonly employed data transfer, data storage, or communications systems on the Internet? If you do, your data are vulnerable to attack. You already know this. Companies are working to encrypt your data for greater safety, and you already know that, […]
Changes in technology — including the increased use of commercially-available encryption by criminals and terrorists — has partly made it harder for
Law-enforcement officials say they’re running out of ways to spy on criminals and terrorists. Maybe they’re not looking in the right places.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on Monday released a report that questions the so-called “going dark” phenomenon.