Americans want Uncryption

    Date20 Sep 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    4021
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Three in four Americans favour tough anti-encryption laws, in the wake of last week's terrorist atrocities, a survey finds. Seventy-two per cent believe anti-encryption laws will be "somewhat" or "very" helpful in combating terrorism, according to the survey, conducted by Princeton . . . Three in four Americans favour tough anti-encryption laws, in the wake of last week's terrorist atrocities, a survey finds. Seventy-two per cent believe anti-encryption laws will be "somewhat" or "very" helpful in combating terrorism, according to the survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates.

    The survey found that 54 per cent of those asked "would favour reducing encryption of communications to make it easier for the FBI and CIA to monitor the activities of suspected terrorists - EVEN IF it might infringe on people's privacy and affect business practices".

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    In your opinion, what is the biggest advantage associated with choosing open-source software/technology?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 4 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote
    16
    radio
    [{"id":"61","title":"High levels of security","votes":"1","type":"x","order":"1","pct":16.67,"resources":[]},{"id":"62","title":"High levels of quality ","votes":"0","type":"x","order":"2","pct":0,"resources":[]},{"id":"63","title":"Cost-effectiveness ","votes":"0","type":"x","order":"3","pct":0,"resources":[]},{"id":"64","title":"Freedom and flexibility ","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"4","pct":83.33,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.