Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tech Industry Comes Out Against Possible DHS Collection Of Visitors’ Passwords

Does it seem likely that a terrorist would really tell you the websites they actually hang out on? Knowing they might have to give up passwords, wouldn't terrorists just maintain a fake social media account?

"Earlier this month, newly confirmed Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a Congressional committee that one of the possible forms of “extreme vetting” for visitors to the U.S. could include requiring them to hand over their login information for websites they visit. Today, a coalition made up of human rights organizations, consumer advocates, and the tech industry penned an open letter to Kelly, calling on DHS to not go down this path."