Saturday, June 29, 2013

Encryption Is Foiling U.S. Wiretaps For The First Time

Encryption Has Foiled Wiretaps for First Time Ever, Feds Say -- Threat Level

For the first time, encryption is thwarting government surveillance efforts through court-approved wiretaps, U.S. officials said today.

The disclosure, buried in a report by the U.S. agency that oversees federal courts, also showed that authorities armed with wiretap orders are encountering more encryption than before.

The revelation comes as encryption has come front and center in the wake of the NSA Spygate scandal, and as Americans consider looking for effective ways to scramble their communications from the government’s prying eyes.

According to today’s report from the U.S. Administrative Office of the Courts:

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WNU Editor:
Here is an easy prediction .... the demand for encryption products will only increase with time. As for US wiretap requests .... this is not surprising ....  they are also increasing.

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