«To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem,” Wray said. “It impacts investigations across the board — narcotics, human trafficking, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, gangs, organized crime, child exploitation. […] I get it, there’s a balance that needs to be struck between encryption and the importance of giving us the tools we need to keep the public safe» – Christopher Wray (FBI Director).
«I don’t need to understand how encryption works to understand how it’s helping – end-to-end encryption – the criminals. »I will engage with the security services to find the best way to combat that» – Amber Rudd (Home Secretary – United Kingdom).
« Forensic examination also disclosed that Doe [Rawls] had downloaded thousands of files known by their « hash » values to be child pornography. The files, however, were not on the Mac Pro, but instead had been stored on the encrypted external hard drives. Accordingly, the files themselves could not be accessed ».
« Nous devons nous assurer que des organisations comme WhatsApp, et plein d’autres comme elle, ne sont pas des endroits secrets où les terroristes peuvent communiquer entre eux. » – Amber Rudd
« À Pau, un homme risque quatre ans de prison pour avoir consulté régulièrement des contenus terroristes. Dans cette affaire, le chiffrement est une circonstance aggravante ».
Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing an open letter to the world’s leading camera manufacturers—including Nikon, Sony, Canon, Olympus, and Fuji—urging them to build encryption into their still photo and video cameras to help protect the filmmakers and photojournalists who use them. The letter is signed by over 150 documentary filmmakers and photojournalists from around the world, including fifteen Academy Award nominees and winners, such as Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney, Joshua Oppenheimer, and many more. You can read the full text below.
Mr. Xi outlined what he described as the two prevalent viewpoints on tech policy in China. Under one, the country would continue with an industrial policy intended to absorb technology from foreign companies and ensure products are “secure and controllable.” That phrase, companies and industry groups said, could include such measures as giving the Chinese government access to systems, providing encryption keys or handing over source code.
Dans la lignée de « sa » loi sur le numérique, dont l’avant-projet est actuellement débattu par les internautes jusqu’au 18 octobre, la secrétaire d’Etat chargée du numérique en a profité pour annoncer deux mesures concernant la protection des données personnelles.
Experts say there’s either a doorway in or there isn’t. And if there is, lots of other people, including criminals, can use it too.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing ahead with new powers that plan to stop people from sending any form of encrypted messages.