Legislators have published an official draft of a controversial new encryption bill, the the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, that would compel companies such as Apple to help in decrypting private communications in the wake of the San Bernardino case.
If the bill does pass, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has pledged a legal effort that would keep the measures "tied up in the courts for years.” However, as noted by The Verge, the most vocal opposition has come from within Congress itself. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) went so far as to pledge a filibuster of the bill if it reaches the Senate floor.
"This flawed bill would leave americans more vulnerable to stalkers, identity thieves, foreign hackers and criminals," Wyden (pictured) said in an official statement. "And yet it will not make us safer from terrorists or other threats.”
Speaking of the San Bernardino case, the law enforcement source tells CBS News that, so far, nothing of real significance has been found on the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone, which was unlocked by the FBI last month without the help of Apple. It was stressed that the FBI continues to analyze the information on the cellphone seized in the investigation, senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.