Tech Industry calls Obama and FBI encryption not to undermine




The tech industry urges in a letter addressed to President Obama not to compromise on encryption. The FBI got that request. The FBI wants permission from Congress to monitor communications via encrypted chat apps and apps that calls delete.

The Information Technology Industry Council and the Software and Information Industry Association, two organizations that tech companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and represent Apple sent a warning to the FBI and the US government in which they insist encryption untouched to, writes Reuters .

The US government has more and more pressure on tech companies to give governments the opportunity to bypass the encryption, for example through backdoors. “We oppose any policy or measure that encryption as an effective tool undermines” let the companies know now to President Barack Obama. It has long been that the tech industry and the FBI are diametrically opposed on encryption.

According to the FBI IS invite people interested and susceptible supporters via Twitter and Facebook to chat via secure chat apps. Thus they communicate encrypted increasingly whether they have conversations directly removed, the FBI claims. The body complains against the LA Times that they have no way to obtain the information and thereby ‘in the dark’. Last week urged the FBI to the Congress to get permission to monitor the apps, which they would have to circumvent the encryption.

More and more software offers options for encryption, after Snowden-disclosures extent of eavesdropping by the NSA showed. The intelligence agencies now complain that they miss important information for investigation include terrorism.

Update 09.00: Plug and sequence changed on current events.


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