We applaud former Secretary Chertoff and former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden for strongly expressing their opposition to the FBI’s demands that companies build a duplicate key or back door to encrypted data.
Both Michael Hayden And Michael Chertoff Surprise Everyone By Saying FBI Is Wrong To Try To Backdoor Encryption
Well, here’s one we did not see coming at all. Both former Homeland Security boss Michael Chertoff and former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden have said that they actually disagreewith current FBI director Jim Comey about his continued demands to backdoor encryption. Given everything we’ve seen in the past from both Chertoff and Hayden, it would have been a lot more expected to see them both toe the standard authoritarian surveillance state line and ask for more powers to spy on people. At the Aspen Security Forum, however, both surprised people by going the other way. Read More…