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Posted: 7/26/2013 10:34:56 AM EDT
"The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys
that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web
communications from eavesdropping."



"I believe the government is beating up on the little guys." "The government's view is that anything we can think of, we can
compel you to do."




"Releasing the SSL key would be nearly "equivalent to allowing
interception on all our users, which is clearly illegal"



"One of the biggest problems with compelling the [private key] is it
gives you access to not just the target's communications, but all
communications flowing through the system, which is exceedingly
dangerous"





http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57595202-38/feds-put-heat-on-web-firms-for-master-encryption-keys/

Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:38:44 AM EDT
[#1]
This is nothing new.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:41:04 AM EDT
[#2]
The only surprising part is that they are asking the companies and not just compelling the CAs.

ETA:  In before you have no expection of privacy in communications that are purposely encrypted.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:44:17 AM EDT
[#3]
I am sure that the NSA has already got them, they should ask them.
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