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War Against Encryption, and Those Fighting Against It

Published on 23 Jul 2020 / In Crypto

My first livestream in 4 months, but this is a topic worth going live about.
There are currently 2 bills in Congress that are trying to destroy privacy and freedom of speech on the internet.

The “EARN IT” bill would have internet “best practices” determined by a commission, and the “Lawful access to encrypted data act” would put backdoors in all of your software and devices.

Attorney General Bill Barr says the government should have access to everything, that “companies should not deliberately design their systems to preclude any form of access to content,”
If a company’s system is private and doesn't have a back door, according to these laws they can be required to redesign their system.

The “lawful access to encrypted data act” would create a chilling effect on society. When people know their actions and words are no longer private: They self-censor. They conform and live in fear. A surveilled society is a repressed society, and we are dangerously close to having every part of our lives observed.

Officials like to say surveillance is for the “good of the nation”, but they mean the nation state, ie it helps the people in power keep their power. They don’t mean for the good of the citizens. In fact, weakening the privacy of every citizen makes us all much worse off.

Luckily there are many people fighting this bill, including Crystal Rose, CEO of Sense chat, a private messaging platform.

She shares what is most insidious about this bill, and what she's doing to fight it. If you’d like to help also, reach out to members of Congress to tell them to leave our digital security alone:

If you would like to send me a superchat in crypto, visit https://cointr.ee/naomibrockwell

If you'd like to become a member of NBTV visit Naomibrockwell.com/memberships

Huge thank you to all the supporters who keep this channel running!

Here are a bunch of books that have inspired me, and products I used to protect my privacy. Some of these links are affiliate links and if you decide to buy products through them I earn a tiny commission. It costs you nothing but helps support the channel and future videos!

Recommended Books:

Permanent Record - Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money - Rothbard

Naomi's Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you're charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)

Phone privacy screen (don't let people in public see your private data)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Don't use wifi, and if you must, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other websites tracking your location.

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