The Flash has been following the brewing showdown between Silicon Valley and several members of Congress who may try to either curb encrypted communications or allow law enforcement to gain new access to records. Given the sharp reversal this represents from a multi-year shift towards more privacy, technology companies are expressing their concerns that services that boost consumer privacy from spying or hackers may get undermined by national security efforts. No specific legislation looming as yet, but an issue Valley insiders are watching closely.
This and more in this week’s Founders Flash!
- Silicon Valley showdown over encryption? (Wall Street Journal)
- Inside story of Uber team developing new product (Inc)
- Facebook open-sources its A.I. hardware to race Google (Wired)
- Dropbox refocuses its corporate offerings (Bloomberg)
- The linguistics of YouTube (The Atlantic)
- Apple names Periscope top app of 2015 (NY Times)
- New education bill puts more coding in the classroom (Wall Street Journal)
- Should you pay for office space? (Entrepreneur)