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Congress Vows To Criminalize First Amendment

The title of this post came from the subject of an email to the cypherpunks mailing list and while the title may lean towards click-bait, it hopefully got the job done and you clicked to read more!

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:58:56 -0500
From: grarpamp
To: cypherpunks@cpunks.org
Cc: cryptography@metzdowd.com
Subject: US Congress Vows To Criminalize First Amendment in re Paris


Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are vowing to explore ways to grant more government access to secure communications. Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr, R-N.C., and his counterpart, ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., say that encrypted communications should be more easily accessible by the government.


US Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has a plan to stop terrorists: shut down websites, including social media networks. Barton today asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler if the commission can shut down websites… Barton didn’t name any specific sites but said that “we need to do something” because of the terrorist attack in Paris.