Surveillance review board recommends US shift to cyber defense

By REUTERS
December 19, 2013 03:53

 
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SAN FRANCISCO - The task force appointed by the White House to review controversial surveillance programs and other operations by the National Security Agency has recommended policy shifts that emphasize cybersecurity defense.

Among other proposals, the five-member panel's report issued on Wednesday said the NSA should refrain from inserting deliberate weaknesses in encryption systems that "guard global commerce."

Instead, the government should work to promote strong encryption, and its use "should be greatly expanded" to benefit the cause of Internet freedom and protect American business.

"Encryption is an essential basis for trust on the Internet; without such trust, valuable communications would not be possible. For the entire system to work, encryption software itself must be trustworthy," the panel wrote to the White House.

The panel also warned that concerns abroad about the revelations of widespread surveillance via US technology companies "can directly reduce the market share" of these companies, reducing US economic growth.

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