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CNET – Declan McCullagh – Feds Put Heat On Web Firms For Master Encryption Keys – 27 July 2013

headshots_declan_mcCullagh_140x100Whether the FBI and NSA have the legal authority to obtain the master keys that companies use for Web encryption remains an open question, but it hasn’t stopped the U.S. government from trying.

The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users’ private Web communications from eavesdropping.

These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users.

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CNET – Steven Musil – Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Bill By 2-To-1 Margin – 7 May 2013

Security3_610x426Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to levy taxes on Internet purchases, now moves on to the House of Representatives for consideration.

The U.S. Senate on Monday approved a controversial bill by more than a 2-to-1 margin that would allow states to levy taxes on Internet purchases. Continue reading