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Policymakers Sharpen Their Sights On Encryption

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Justin O'Connell is the founder of financial technology focused CryptographicAsset.com. Justin organized the launch of the largest Bitcoin ATM hardware and software provider in the world at the historical Hotel del Coronado in southern California. His works appear in the U.S.'s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader, VICE and elsewhere.


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Policymakers Sharpen Their Sights On Encryption

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Former Assistant FBI Director Steve Pomerantz agreed with a Fox News show host’s determination that terrorism and technology had outpaced legislation. “Yes, particularly to clear up what the FBI director talks about, that we have the authority to do something, in this case, to listen to  certain telephone calls, and to monitor certain emails,” he said. “But because of encryption, of what technology has done, we can’t do it. This administration has refused to push legislation that would fix that.” The host then suggests going after companies like Twitter and Facebook. Policymakers and innovators have had disagreements on how to treat…

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Justin OConnell

Justin OConnell

http://www.cryptographicasset.com

Justin O'Connell is the founder of financial technology focused CryptographicAsset.com. Justin organized the launch of the largest Bitcoin ATM hardware and software provider in the world at the historical Hotel del Coronado in southern California. His works appear in the U.S.'s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader, VICE and elsewhere.

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