Apple and Google invite Obama backdoors not require software




Several large US tech companies, including Apple and Google, and encryption experts in a letter to President Obama urged to adopt any legislation that installing backdoors in encryption software is required.

That reports The Washington Post who holds the letter. Besides 140 tech companies also have some encryption experts and civil organizations signed the letter fire. The parties called the White House to respect the privacy of Internet users at possible new legislation that would require installing backdoors in encryption software.

In particular secret services and law enforcement agencies ask the White House to adapt the rules that they can always access encrypted data traffic. According to them, this is necessary because more and more communication is encrypted. However, the letter writers state that strong encryption, the ‘cornerstone’ is a modern information economy. The installation of backdoors in encryption software is too risky, according to them, because these can be exploited by foreign parties and hackers.

Three members of a five-person advisory committee that signed in 2013 by the US president was set to have the letter too. They were after the revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden keep the government policy on information technology to the light. According to the commission, the US government encryption standards not deliberately weaken but rather actively support.


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