Founders Flash: Encryption draws lawmaker scrutiny, Silicon Valley concern

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!

 
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