Encrypted communication is making law enforcement and counterterrorism investigations more difficult, but fears of “going dark” are overblown, a study said.
Berkman in the News
Law-enforcement officials say they’re running out of ways to spy on criminals and terrorists. Maybe they’re not looking in the right places.
Changes in technology — including the increased use of commercially-available encryption by criminals and terrorists — has partly made it harder for
“‘Going dark’ does not aptly describe the long-term landscape for government surveillance.”
Encryption will never be ubiquitous and there are many other spying options on the table, a blue-ribbon panel concludes.
Harvard University researchers shed light on how going dark will affect law enforcement and encryption