Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what?

William Barr

Source: Sean Gallagher
Affiliation: Ars Technica

This article discusses a 2019 keynote address by Attorney General William Barr in which he argued that information security "should not come at the expense of making us more vulnerable in the real world." In other words, Barr argued that the encryption used to ensure user data privacy on the Internet makes it difficult for law enforcement to surveil criminal activity. Others argue that Barr's claim is inflated.

Keywords: Computer Science , Privacy , Tech Ethics