The international rules that have the security world on alert
For years, activists and governments alike have been lobbying for more controls on spyware and the research that fuels it. At the same time, security researchers have warned that export controls on vulnerability research would mean regulating the flow of information. Now, the first of those regulations are finally reaching America — and the security world couldn’t be angrier.
The proposals come out of an international agreement called The Wassenaar Arrangement, laid out in 2013. It covers export rules for all sorts of technologies, providing broad guidelines for how countries should license technology and software as it crosses international borders. The agreement leaves the details of enforcement up to individual nations, and the US…
Source:: The Verge