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Force Apple to allow law enforcement to read encrypted smart phone data

The Five Eyes countries have thrown down the gauntlet with respect to smart phone encryption, essentially saying that either the tech community gives them a backdoor or their five governments will mandate it. Law enforcement needs a way to read encrypted messages, with encryption employing 2048 bits being essentially unbreakable, at least until supercomputers catch up. Adding backdoors to encryption is problematic because ...more »


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