"Barr is speaking, as is Wray. So is Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey
Rosen, who also spent the summer trashing encryption. There are also two
foreign speakers. There’s Peter Dutton, the Home Affairs Minister from
Australia, who lead that country’s efforts to backdoor encryption with a
bunch of ridiculously misleading claims about how companies that offer
encryption should be blamed for anyone using it for illegal activity.
Then there’s the UK’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, who we had just
mentioned earlier this week for her statements that encryption “empowers
There does not appear to be a single cryptographer on the program. There
does not appear to be a single technologist on the program. There does
not appear to be anyone who can provide even the slightest counterweight
to the idea that encryption is just a tool for criminals."
Of course Peter Dutton is involved in this. Sigh.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics