Encryption is the first stop to intercept communications

It is no secret that government agencies are constantly monitoring communications of individuals, that is, ordinary citizens. In the case of the American system of surveillance is particularly interesting to see how often the interception of communications, whether it is a permanent process or occasionally activated action.

In this sense, it makes sense to a new document , which was published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (US Administrative Office of the Courts).


The document indicated the following.

“Encryption has been reported in 15 cases interception in 2012, and in 7 cases in previous years. In four of these cases, the government has not been able to obtain the original message text. For the first time since the introduction of encryption of data collection program in 2001, there has been such that encryption is not allowed the authorities to get access to the source code messages »(Encryption was reported for 15 wiretaps in 2012 and for seven wiretaps conducted during previous years. In four of these wiretaps, officials were unable to decipher the plain text of the messages. This is the first time that jurisdictions have reported that encryption prevented officials from obtaining the plain text of the communications since the AO began collecting encryption data in 2001.)