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Obama Says He’s “A Strong Believer In Strong Encryption”

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Re/code recently on a variety of topics relating to technology. The talk included the president’s thoughts on encryption, which has been a controversial subject in tech circles lately after government officials (including Obama himself) have publicly complained about default encryption in modern communication tools. In the interview, he says he’s a “strong believer in strong encryption,” adding, “I lean probably further on side of strong encryption than some in law enforcement.” Obama puts it another way, more bluntly: “There’s no scenario in which we don’t want really strong encryption.”

Details and a video may be found at https://recode.net/2015/02/15/white-house-red-chair-obama-meets-swisher or watch the video below:

Categories: Current Affairs, Encryption

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