Even as Americans struggle to deal with a deadly and seemingly unprecedented pandemic, it isn’t too soon to wonder how the present crisis will shape our collective understanding about the dangers that we face, and the best means for addressing them.
The fact is that the FBI has many tools to get at bad actors that misuse encrypted messaging apps like Telegram. Legislatively or court‐mandated crypto “back doors” that place us all at risk should not be one of them.
The FBI Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) surveillance application process is a total debacle. Exactly how many Americans were wrongly targeted for FISA surveillance–and possibly prosecution–on the basis of bogus FISA applications?