The EARN IT Act has now made its was into the House of Representatives, with a key change from the Senate version's stance on encryption.
A large coalition of privacy and civil liberty groups have sent a letter urging senators to oppose the EARN IT Act.
A new technique called the Raccoon attack can break the confidentiality of some TLS connections under certain circumstances.
A group of academic researchers have developed practical attacks targeting two widely used end-to-end encryption schemes for email, which could lead to man-in-the-middle decryption attacks and exfiltration of private keys.
The EARN IT Act would create a flood of state laws regulating Internet use and curtail the use of encrypted services, Sen. Ron Wyden says.