[Cryptography] Senate Judiciary "Going Dark" https site is untrusted!

Henry Baker hbaker1 at pipeline.com
Wed Jul 8 11:18:49 EDT 2015

FYI --<br>

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding "Going Dark" hearings today, but their own HTTPS web site is "Untrusted" by Firefox!<br>

Isn't this the very definition of "delicious irony" ?<br>

"This Connection is Untrusted"<br>

"You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.judiciary.senate.gov, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure."<br>

"Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place.  However, this site's identity can't be verified."<br>

"What Should I Do?"<br>

"If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue."<br>


Live: Senate Hearings on "Going Dark"<br>

By Cody M. Poplin<br>
Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 9:54 AM<br>

Both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold hearings today on strong encrpytion, privacy, and the threat of "Going Dark."<br>

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing will begin this morning at 10:00 am. FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates will appear on the first panel. Panel II will include Cyrus Vance, Jr., Lawfare's Herb Lin, and Peter Swire.<br>

You can watch the hearing live here.<br>

Below are the prepared statements by both members and witnesses.<br>

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)<br>


    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)<br>


    Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates<br>


    FBI Director James Comey<br>


    Cyrus Vance, Jr.<br>


    Herbert Lin<br>

    Peter Swire<br>


FBI Director James Comey will be the sole witness in this afternoon's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the same subject, which will begin at 2:30 pm. You can watch the hearing live on the Committee's website.<br>

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