Lawmakers, advocacy groups, Snowden take sides in polarizing Apple encryption debate

Article Image U.S. legislators, public rights groups and security experts are planting their collective flags in a debate that could have serious ramifications for the future of consumer encryption sparked by a recent court order forcing Apple to aid in the decryption of an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attack,

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Tech Sector Sees Federal IT Act as 1st Step to Significant Reform


The political spotlight in Washington was on congressional approval of the 2015 budget before legislators broke for the holidays, but a less volatile proposal also was passed in the closing days of the session — one of considerable importance to the information technology sector. In addition to the budget, Congress approved the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which technically was rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. FITARA focuses largely on the role of federal CIOs and addresses other IT issues.

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