Timothy C. May: Libertaria in Cyberspace

Here are a few points about why “cyberspace,” or a computer-mediated network, is more hospitable than physical locations for the kind of “crypto-anarchy” libertarian system I’ve been describing. Several folks have commented recently about ocean-going libertarian havens, supertankers used as data havens, and so forth. In the 1970s, especially, there were several unsuccessful attempts to […]

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US Senators Introduce ‘Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act’ — With Backdoor Mandate

US Senators Introduce 'Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act' — With Backdoor MandateUS lawmakers have introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted information. This bill is “a full-frontal nuclear assault on encryption in the United States,” one expert says. It requires manufacturers of encrypted devices and operating systems to have the ability to decrypt data upon request, creating a […]

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