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Ironic Windows Vulnerability Shows Why Backdoors Can’t Work

APPLE’S REFUSAL TO comply with a court order to help the FBI crack an iPhone highlighted the pressure tech companies face to include backdoors in their software. This “new crypto war” pits public safety concerns against the argument that backdoors and robust security are mutually exclusive. A seemingly innocuous Windows feature designed to protect users underscores that point.

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Encryption Is Worldwide: Yet Another Reason Why a US Ban Makes No Sense

IF A HANDFUL of lawmakers in the US and abroad have their way, encrypted communication would either be outlawed or come pre-fitted with government-friendly backdoors—insert your friendly government’s name here. There have been proposed bans in at least two states here, and now there’s a proposed federal ban on those state bans.

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