Now that the USA Freedom Act is out of the way, it seems pretty clear the next battle in Congress will almost certainly be over encryption, as the FBI has not stopped its push to force tech companies to insert a backdoor into their communications tools, despite being ridiculed for it by security experts. The FBI seems to push it even farther in the past week, testifying before Congress that they need to stop encryption "above all else" and leaking a story to the LA Times about ISIS using
encrypted text messaging apps. I wrote about what a dumb move it is on several levels for the Guardian.
"If the FBI has a backdoor to Facebook or Apple encryption, we are less safe" [HACKING, Trevor Timm's Guardian column]