It’s so funny how the Dems have flip-flopped. They used to be the party of liberty, free speech, and personal rights. They are 180° opposite now.
The House of Representatives’ investigation into Russia’s election interference may have ended, but Democrats are still discussing what they’d like to do if and when they regain a House majority — and it could have significant repercussions for the tech industry. Their recently published memo in the aftermath of the investigation calls on the House Intelligence Committee to subpoena Apple, Twitter and WhatsApp for info regarding encrypted chat apps and private messages. The Democrats want to know which apps key actors in the 2016 US election used, and what they said.
In Apple’s case, the Democrats want records for downloaded secure chat apps from “key individuals,” including Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. The politicians would also subpoena WhatsApp for messages between “key witnesses of interest.” Twitter, meanwhile, would be pressed to hand over direct messages from Trump staff as well as WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange and suspected Russian hacking front Guccifer 2.0.