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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Trump Administration Targets Your ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encrypted Messages

The Trump administration has revived the debate over “end-to-end encryption” — systems so secure that the tech companies themselves aren’t able to read the messages, even when police present them with a warrant. Administration officials want the encryption software providers to build so-called “back doors” into their products so that law enforcement officials can read all you most private messages and other writings.

You can read more in an article by Martin Kaste in the NPR web site at: https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/805032627/trump-administration-targets-your-warrant-proof-encrypted-messages

However, those officials have not yet offered any thoughts on how to keep hackers, credit card thieves, foreign governments, and rogue law enforcement officials from accessing the same “back doors.”

I suspect it is not a surprise to you that not all law enforcement officials are 100% honest and respectful of your privacy.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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