[Cryptography] Senators: Time for Pre-crime

Benjamin Kreuter brk7bx at virginia.edu
Tue Dec 29 13:06:25 EST 2015

On Mon, 2015-12-28 at 17:56 -0500, John Young wrote:
> Fortunately, Senators Burr, McCaul and Warner, a useful precedent:
> the encryption issue has been thoroughly studied in an almost
> identical "crisis" by a distinguished body of policy and technology
> experts -- in 1996:

What Burr et al. are doing is, in a subtle way, dismissing the experts;
when the experts conclude something that these senators do not like,
they just call in another panel of experts and dismiss the previous
conclusions.  It is basically "ask mom, ask dad" but with matters of
national security.

-- Ben
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