Technological Impact of Proposed Federal Wiretapping Laws

Davide Castelvecchi at Scientific American has a piece discussing the negative effects proposed federal wiretapping laws would have on quantum encryption development.  Castelvecchi notes that by its very nature, quantum encryption is limited to the two communicating parties, and that legislation requiring communications technology to possess mechanisms enabling third parties (i.e. the government) to intercept and decrypt the data  could render the encryption method illegal.

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