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Internet and Circumvention Correspondent — Voice of America
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Doug Bernard - VOA journalist, webnerd, exploring what happens when real world meets digital life. Particularly interested in security, censorship, privacy.

US Government Both Supports Encryption and Seeks Limitations

US Government Both Supports Encryption and Seeks Limitations
voanews.com — The recent announcement by mobile messaging service WhatsApp that it would begin offering end-to-end encryption made worldwide headlines. That's no surprise, given the app has approximately 1 billion users across the globe. What was surprising, and mostly unnoticed, was the role the U.S.

Analysts Find Little to Like in Senate Encryption Measure

Analysts Find Little to Like in Senate Encryption Measure
voanews.com — One of the most anticipated pieces of cybersecurity legislation took a step forward late last week in the U.S. Congress, but most analysts have not been kind to the new measure. The Hill newspaper published a discussion draft of the bill from Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who head the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Hackers Pick Up Clues From Google's Internet Indexing

Hackers Pick Up Clues From Google's Internet Indexing
voanews.com — In 2013, the Westmore News, a small newspaper serving the suburban community of Rye Brook, New York, ran a feature on the opening of a sluice gate at the Bowman Avenue Dam. Costing some $2 million, the new gate, then nearing completion, was designed to lessen flooding downstream.

Internet Voting Unlikely to Replace Paper Ballots in US

Internet Voting Unlikely to Replace Paper Ballots in US
voanews.com — Way back in March 2000, when the Internet was still in its adolescent growth spurt, the Arizona Democratic Party allowed its members to vote in the presidential primary one of three ways: in person, by mail, or via the Internet. It was a daring move at a time when many people's web experience was little more than a dial-up modem.

Surprise Move in Apple-FBI Standoff Raises Legal Questions

Surprise Move in Apple-FBI Standoff Raises Legal Questions
voanews.com — Less than a day before a high-profile hearing in the legal standoff between Apple and the FBI, attorneys for the Department of Justice late Monday persuaded a federal judge to cancel the hearing and issue a temporary stay in the case. At issue was an earlier order by U.S.

Utah GOP to Test First-Ever Statewide Online Voting in US

Utah GOP to Test First-Ever Statewide Online Voting in US
voanews.com — This Tuesday, March 22, when Republicans in Utah caucus to nominate a candidate for U.S. President, many of them won't actually be in Utah. In fact, some won't even be in North America. That's because for the first time ever in the United States, a state party will allow voting via the Internet.

Online Privacy Advocates Step Up Support of Apple

Online Privacy Advocates Step Up Support of Apple
voanews.com — A group of Internet privacy advocates is launching a new online campaign to rally support for Apple in their legal fight with the FBI over encryption. The group " Fight for the Future " is soliciting supporters of enhanced encryption to add their comments on social media using the hashtag #SaveSecurity.

Plan Approved to Shift Control of Internet From US

Plan Approved to Shift Control of Internet From US
voanews.com — Members of ICANN, the U.S.-based non-profit agency that has managed oversight of the international Internet since its creation, agreed upon a final framework agreement that would shift oversight to a global body. Meeting in Morocco this week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, approved a plan to transfer technical oversight of the web to an international team of stakeholders.

Mobile Phone App Pools Money Spent by Poor For Clean Water

Mobile Phone App Pools Money Spent by Poor For Clean Water
voanews.com — There's nothing small about Akanksha Hazari's ambitions. Rising from living aboard a merchant ship to make ends meet with her family, to earning degrees at Princeton and Cambridge universities, Hazari says she wants to accomplish big things.

Proposed US Commission Would Explore Security, Privacy in Digital Age

Proposed US Commission Would Explore Security, Privacy in Digital Age
voanews.com — Leaders of two key U.S. Congressional committees involved in national security joined together Wednesday to propose the creation of a national commission to explore the sometimes conflicting issues of privacy and security in the digital era. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) chairs the House Homeland Security Committee and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is a leading member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee.
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Apr 13, 2016

The Burr/Feinstein #encryption bill not getting much love Analysts Find Little to Like in Senate Encryption Measure voanews.com/content/articl…

Apr 11, 2016

Exclusive: N. Korea Uses Overseas Restaurants for Information Gathering voanews.com/content/north-…

Apr 07, 2016

In speech at Kenyon, @jamescomey1 discusses iPhone hacking method, sort of; "purchased tool" to help shar.es/1j0R5Y #AppleVsFBI

Mar 29, 2016

Internet voting works - but is unlikely to win supporters in US...unless voters demand it! voanews.com/content/intern… @jsmohen @smartmatic

Mar 22, 2016

Surprise Move in Apple-FBI Standoff Raises Legal Questions. We try to answer some. voanews.com/content/surpri… #AppleVsFBI

Mar 04, 2016

Talking about timing! Turing Award goes to cryptographers, who are backing @Apple in @FBI war gu.com/p/4h7mq/stw #AppleVsFBI


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