Annotated Bibliography On International Encryption Subversion

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Nicholas Gambini Crypto Final Paper Dr. Landquist Intro to Crypto International Encryption Subversion Introduction: As implied by the fourth, ninth, and fourteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all citizens of the United States have a right to privacy. In the digital age, where all of our most important and personal information is stored digitally, we must have a way to protect this digital content. To protect our data we use encryption where contents of files are scrambled and distorted and can only be made legible by someone who knows the decryption key. Governments in Europe, Asia, and America are currently engaged in undermining the encryption and privacy rights of their citizens either by demanding backdoors or in extreme cases, banning encryption. There exist, however, organizations fighting on the behalf of citizens. Body: Due to the events on December 2, 2015, an iPhone, who’s owner was one of the perpetrators of the attack, was the spark of a national debate in the United States. On February 16, 2016 the FBI submitted a court order, demanding Apple Inc. aide in the circumvention of the company’s own security measures. The FBI specifically cited the All Writs Act of 1789, which states a judge may “issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law (Lichtblau).” To further reinforce their position, the FBI pointed to a 1977 ruling on the All Writs Act that

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