Sign up to receive 5 free days of our daily summary for tech news.

Join us for just $10/month for our analysis of Facebook's new cryptocurrency announcement on 6/18.

Read this article for free.

Already a subscriber? Log in here

Facebook Apple

With DOJ Encryption Fight Looming, Are Tech Companies on the Same Team?

With Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill, all eyes are on what regulation might be foisted upon Facebook. A more immediate question is how Facebook’s weakened position might affect Silicon Valley’s negotiating power in D.C.

The issue that is most pressing is encryption. The U.S. Department of Justice is set to renew its fight to require tech companies to allow law enforcement access to encrypted data on phones through a so-called “back door,” according to a person who has spoken to federal officials.

What Is The Information?

Notes bb3aa5069205d702dda37fc71dc6f1c59df2310c4379304e9f1199f052af4884

Exclusive Articles

We broke it first. Receive original reporting you won't read anywhere else from the largest newsroom in tech.

Notebook b5103017ee163370a1667c9ce59ab0ef023875a17888105d26c185cadf31bb69

Daily news analysis

Every weeknight, we'll send you our reporters’ views on the day’s top tech news—distilled into one email.

Conference calls c9e664e8b96ee347d3e92b8309938f268422b9db98cfabca5c826fbb75054b23

Conference calls

Get access to our reporters and other top executives with monthly deep-dive calls into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles.

Events 499acedd16cffc41445edd76bfd302b2836c2a27419890f17130a6b10e2aa3df

Special Events

For no extra fee, get access to more than a dozen events yearly, from intimate dinners to larger gatherings with marquee speakers.

What else is included in my subscription?

Become a contributor

Share your views and find other subscribers by completing your profile. You’ll be listed in our contributor directory.

Slack community

Discuss topics and current events with our subscriber-only Slack group and share news about your company with other subscribers.

Annual Subscriber only benefits:

Org Charts

Access the only collection of tech company org charts. Our expanding database includes companies like Amazon, Snap, and Uber.

Crypto Newsletter

Our experts investigate the latest in the crypto world to keep you in-the-know about the movements of digital currencies.

Stay up to date on Silicon Valley

Sign up for Jessica Lessin’s (The Information’s CEO & Founder) free Saturday newsletter and also receive a complimentary week of our daily afternoon tech commentary email.

Already a subscriber? Log in here

Recent Articles

Enterprise Amazon Cloud

Larry Ellison Returns to War (and Diaper Changing)

By Kevin McLaughlin

Crypto Venture Capital

Venture Investors Remain Skittish

By Jon Victor

Crypto Facebook

Eight Takeaways From Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

By Jon Victor and Alex Heath

Autonomous Vehicles Venture Capital Uber/Lyft

Uber Eyes Acquisition of Mighty AI for Self-Driving Car Effort

By Amir Efrati and Nick Wingfield

“To take a stand like Tim Cook against a back door, you have to have credibility...Facebook at the moment has no credibility.”