|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Shannon Morse - Host, TekThing, Threat Wire & Hak5|
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday July 14th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Shannon Morse and Len Peralta|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Google has added a feature to Google Play Music called “New Release Radio” which chooses new songs based on listening history. The feature has been available for Samsung users but is now available to all Google Play Music listeners whether they pay for the service or not..||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/13/google-play-music-new-release-radio-available-for-all/|
|s||So-called “dark web” marketplace AlphaBay went offline without explanation a week ago. Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported Canadian police seized its servers in Quebec and that one of AlphaBay’s alleged administrators, Alexandre Cazes, was found dead from an apparent suicide in a Bangkok jail cell. AlphaBay was bringing in an estimated $600-$800,000 a day. Sellers first went to Hansa which then closed its doors to new business starting Thursday. Another alternative, Dream Market was having issues staying online and validating logins Thursday. There is no clear explanation for how law enforcement were able to bring down AlphaBay.||https://www.wired.com/story/alphabay-takedown-dark-web-chaos|
|t||In a response to US Senator Ron Wyden, acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McALeenan clarified that customs agents may search devices at the border for any reason but may not search data stored solely in the cloud.Travelers may refuse to give passwords but may lose their device or the right to enter the country if they are not a citizen. McALeenan said the agents are searching for child pornography and threats to national security.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/14/us-customs-cant-search-cloud-data/|
|s||Microsoft launched an iOS app called Seeing AI that describes pictures taken by the phone’s camera to help visually impaired users. It can also read text, scan documents, and recognize people. It can also estimate distance from things and read items from apps. The app is available in Canada, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and the US to start.||https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/07/13/microsofts-ai-powered-ios-app-tells-the-blind-whats-around-them/#.tnw_XxlOMvo3|
|t||A Corpus Christi, Texas man did something we’ve all done. Left his phone in the truck by accident. The man was doing some work renovating a bank. At some point he crawled into one of the ATM vaults and got stuck. With no way to call out, he began shouting at people as they withdrew cash, to no avail. So he finally began writing notes and shoving them out of the receipt slot. One note read “Please help, I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss. After two hours police came, thinking it was a hoax until they kicked in the door, freeing the man.||http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40589631|
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|Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a proposed law to compel companies to help law enforcement agencies intercept and read encrypted messages sent by suspects. Attorney-General George Brandis believes it would be possible to decode encrypted messages quickly without building in a back door. The proposal would be introduced in parliament when it reconvenes in August.||https://apnews.com/621e0913072a4cb5a1a7f7338721b059/Australia-plans-law-to-force-tech-giants-to-decrypt-messages|
|Facebook, Google obliged to decrypt online messages to help Government fight terrorism - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)||http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-14/facebook-google-to-be-forced-to-decrypt-messages-fight-terrorism/8707748|
|The laws of Australia will trump the laws of mathematics: Turnbull | ZDNet||http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-laws-of-australia-will-trump-the-laws-of-mathematics-turnbull/|
|Australia's plan to force tech giants to give up encrypted messages may not add up | Technology | The Guardian||https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/forcing-facebook-google-to-give-police-access-to-encrypted-messages-doesnt-add-up|
|AM - Social media companies to face new Australian laws to force agency access to encrypted messages 14/07/2017||http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2016/s4701675.htm|
|How the Turnbull government plans to access encrypted messages||http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/how-the-turnbull-government-plans-to-access-encrypted-messages-20170609-gwoge0.html|
|Australian Federal Police: encrypted communication monitored from 3% to 55% in a few years|
- Encryption affects 90% of ASIO priority cases.
Turnbull: "We cannot allow the internet to be used as a place for terrorists and child molesters and people who peddle child pornography, and drug traffickers to hide in the dark. The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only laws that apply in Australia is the law of Australia.”
"I'm not a cryptographer, but what we are seeking to do is to secure their assistance. They have to face up to their responsibility. They can't just, you know, wash their hands of it and say it's got nothing to do with them."
“There is a culture, particularly in the United States, a very libertarian culture, which is quite anti-government in the tech sector. We need to say with one voice to Silicon Valley and its emulators: ‘All right, you’ve devised these great platforms, now you’ve got to help us to ensure that the rule of law prevails,’”
|Attorney-General George Brandis: “What we are proposing to do, if we can’t get the voluntary cooperation we are seeking, is to extend the existing law that says to individuals, citizens and to companies that in certain circumstances you have an obligation to assist law enforcement if it is in within your power to do so.”|
“Well, we don’t propose to require ‘backdoors,’ as they are sometimes called, though there is a debate of course about what is or is not a backdoor.”
AND “If there are encryption keys then those encryption keys have to be put at the disposal of the authorities.”
AHHH but what is a back door?
Turnbull again: "A back door is typically a flaw in a software program that perhaps the -- you know, the developer of the software program is not aware of and that somebody who knows about it can exploit…So we're not talking about that. We're talking about lawful access."
Former US intelligence chief James Clapper told the National Press Club in Canberra last week the tech industry should use its creativity and innovation to figure out "a way that both the interests of privacy as well as security can be guaranteed".
Several European nations, including France and Britain, have committed to new laws requiring access to encrypted messages, a key issue in this month’s talks among the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing network.
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