In other words, the lawful surveillance capabilities of the government are "going dark," according to AG Barr.
AG Barr closed by saying that US citizens should accept encryption backdoors because backdoors are essential to our security.
In response, Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said, "Not really.".
And I was the director of national security agency — Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) July 23, 2019.
But his revelations had wide-ranging effects on the tech industry and on the development of Internet and security standards.
While Snowden opened up a dialogue about intelligence policy, "some of the most significant reforms were technical, not legal.".
But there are still other ways to gather surveillance data from Internet traffic that won't be going dark anytime soon. »