Five Eyes Countries Ask for Encryption Backdoors for the Umpteenth Time
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Taking yet another bite at the encryption backdoor apple, members of the Five Eyes alliance, composed of the intelligence agencies of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, published a statement on Sunday asking that tech companies devise a way for law enforcement to gain access to encrypted apps. The US and other governments in the group have argued for years ( literally since the early 1990s when the NSA advocated something called the Clipper Chip to intercept phone-based voice and data communications) that end-to-end encryption allows criminals and terrorists to hide their plots in the unbreakable communications streams or what the current Attorney General Bill Barr calls warrant-proof encryption. "We call on technology companies to work with governments to take the following steps, focused on reasonable, technically feasi…
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