Paris: Perfect Excuse To Push For More Surveillance Powers
In the wake of the Paris attacks, U.S. policymakers renewed calls for weakened encryption and more expansive digital surveillance.By Evan Thomas | November 19, 2015
The attacks in Paris are driving fresh discussion about encryption. For better or for worse, it's familiar ground.
In its initial story on the Paris attacks, The New York Times cited anonymous French officials who said the perpetrators "are believed to have communicated using encryption technology."
It later removed and republished the piece with softer language — and published another that outright said officials had no evidence the attackers even used encryption — but the narrative was already gaining steam.