Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Former Director of NSA & CIA's comments about encryption may surprise you.

General Michael Hayden (former NSA and CIA director) said in an interview at Disrupt NY 2016, that he disagrees with Federal Law Enforcement's desire to break encryption. “The arc of technology is in the direction of unbreakable encryption and no laws are going to get in the way of that reality,”

He goes on to tell those people “My advice is, get over it. There’s still a lot of things you can legitimately do to make America safe through electronic surveillance,”

He also had some interesting things to say about the candidates.  

He said Trump’s national security understanding is at “a level of sophistication that’s a half-a-level below bumper stickers,” and that Trump’s discussion of keeping Muslims out of the country provided fodder to jihadist narratives.

He also doesn't like Clinton much either, "referring to her decision to operate her own email server out of her home as the “original sin.”

This is an important read about privacy, encryption, and security.

General Michael Hayden on the state of surveillance in America, presidential candidates and more

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