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India joins the idiotic global alliance calling for encyption backdoors

Late last week, India signed a letter with Japan and Five Eyes Alliance (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada) asking tech companies to build backdoors in their end-to-end encrypted systems to enable law enforcement and other authorities to snoop on communications. The letter says companies should provide lawful access to the system and they should also build mechanisms that can enable authorities to see content “in a readable and usable format where authorization is lawfully issued.” With this move, these countries are making the same old argument about encryption. They’re saying that end-to-end encryption prevents companies from monitoring who’s breaking their terms…

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