The sweeping warrantless surveillance of millions of Yahoo users’ communications flies in the face of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches.
Modest reform of the Patriot Act was the first and only legislative response by Congress to the wide-ranging revelations from Edward Snowden in 2013. Reforming FISA data collection would be the second.
They're asking for something that's impossible, and acting like it's a routine suggestion. Despite basically every cryptography expert telling them this is impossible, Burr and Feinstein come back with "NERD HARDER, NERDS!"
The NSA programs, though nominally targeted at foreigners overseas, inevitably sweep up massive amounts of data involving innocent Americans. The question is: How much? The government won’t answer.
One of the companies promotes its research into Greenpeace activists, student demonstrations, minimum wage advocates, and other political movements.
Feinstein drafts “the most ludicrous, dangerous, technically illiterate tech policy proposal of the 21st century.”
Feinstein's bill would essentially outlaw encryption on any kind of device and undermine privacy rights of all Americans.
Edward Snowden: "Saying you don't care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."
Edward Snowden: “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone. Respectfully, that’s bullshit.”
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said, "This is the most important tech case in a decade," and called on Google to publicly support Apple's principled stand.