U.S. EARN IT Act will fuck over anyone who wants to use encryption

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Well, it's about time for everyone to at least remember where their torches and pitchforks are stowed.

US resident Wetfishians should take the time to dig up whom their Congressman/woman/ghoul is, and tell them where they stand on this.

The act is going to  expose companies and individuals to legal liability, if they offer communication services with encryption, without a back-door, or peek-ahead view of the message content.  This will effectively kill encrypted communication for private citizens in a "Think of the chill'ens!!!!!" rights grab.



And yes, this means that encryption on wetfish IRC would be subject to said legal liability.

IANAL, nor am I a US resident, so I can only forewarn my neighbours to the south of the impending chill on encryption if no one acts.

Re: U.S. EARN IT Act will fuck over anyone who wants to use encryption
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2023, 08:40:56 pm »
I found this EFF page about the EARN IT Act

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/05/eff-letter-congress-oppose-earn-it-act-and-stop-csam-act

If you want to write a letter to your congressperson this page will help you file the complaint

https://act.eff.org/action/the-earn-it-act-is-back-seeking-to-scan-us-all/
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Re: U.S. EARN IT Act will fuck over anyone who wants to use encryption
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2023, 01:43:33 pm »
i just saw this thread - what happened with this? how do i find out lol im woefully incompetent at politics
m'lady

Re: U.S. EARN IT Act will fuck over anyone who wants to use encryption
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2023, 02:00:38 pm »
i just saw this thread - what happened with this? how do i find out lol im woefully incompetent at politics

Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz keep on trying to get rid of end to end encryption under the guise of "protect the children". They've tried proposing this bill 5 times since 2020.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EARN_IT_Act

HERE CUMS THE FUCK TRUCK TIPPED 102 CORAL FOR THIS POST

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