Lawmakers Push for Emergency Access to your Smartphone

Helasvuo In the News

Recent bills proposed in New York and California, make the bold move to authorize automatic decryption of end-user devices such as your smartphone or tablet as long as a search warrant is in effect. No need to ask the owner of the encrypted instrument about decryption keys. Currently, there is no legal emergency access permit for local cops to enter your smartphone, unlock it, and decrypt its contents in case of emergency. Should they have one? While devices can be taken into custody, inspected, and used as evidence in the …

The Geopolitics of Networks

Helasvuo From our Perspective

In the history of the world, various things and phenomena, once they gain some relevance to multiple parties, they tend to end up as targets of politics of power. The question “Who Governs” becomes suddenly relevant and might even surpass any financial, ethical or practical preferences. Thus, it also happened that the networks, indeed the autonomous and rather chaotic IP networks became victims of geopolitical demands as legacy nations became to express their authority either inside of some specific range of networks or reaching out for global coverage. By definition …