Items tagged "Encryption"

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EARN IT Act Could Threaten User Privacy and Security

March 5, 2020 Encryption , Section 230

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and others plan to shortly introduce the “EARN IT Act,” which conditions Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, with respect to material that sexually exploits children, to platforms that follow a Congressionally appointed committee’s recommended best practices. This process could harm user security and privacy by disincentivizing the use of privacy-protecting technologies such as encryption.

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Public Knowledge’s Website Has Officially Implemented HTTPS

June 6, 2014 Encryption , Privacy , SSL , Surveillance

On June 5, as part of the Reset the Net campaign, major online companies including Reddit, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, and more implemented that same encryption standard on their websites – Public Knowledge among them. This campaign is in response to the one-year anniversary of the first publication of Edward Snowden’s discoveries about U.S. surveillance.

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