“Senate panel becomes encryption battleground today.”

By Tim Starks, Politico, Politico.com

“IT NEVER ENDS — Apple and Facebook representatives will spar with an outspoken New York prosecutor and a cybersecurity expert about the merits of encryption backdoors during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning. The witness table will feature Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a longtime critic of warrant-proof encryption; University of Texas at Austin cybersecurity fellow Matt Tait; Erik Neuenschwander, manager of user privacy at Apple; and Jay Sullivan, the product management director for privacy and integrity at Facebook Messenger.”

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