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Wanted: ‘Public-interest technologists’ to inform raging debates on cybersecurity policy

August 12, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell
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LAS VEGAS. Technologists are the missing voice in cyber policy debates on issues ranging from encryption to supply-chain security, says Bruce Schneier of Harvard Law’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, who made several presentations here calling for development of a robust “public- interest technologist” community to help shape laws and rules for this technology century.

As an example, he pointed to a “25-year debate on ‘going dark,’” or whether government should be able to access encrypted communications, and...

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