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France and Germany are lobbying for backdoor encryption

     
12:10 pm on Mar 3, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I didn't know where to post it, or if it has already been reported :

The tech industry has hit back at France and Germany's demands for EU laws requiring secret backdoors in file and communications encryption.

Last week, Thomas de Maizière and Bruno Le Roux, respectively the German and French ministers of the interior, sent a letter to the European Commission calling for measures to stem what they see as a tide of terrorism sweeping the land.

[theregister.co.uk...]
12:22 pm on Mar 3, 2017 (gmt 0)

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What a good idea, because we all know that terrorists are law abiding types who will only use legal encryption systems.
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Once, I think that I read that France was considering forbidding the use of SSL to...
4:35 pm on Mar 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if they even know, technically, what's involved in their letter to the E.U. Somehow, I doubt it.
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Politicians tend to think that passing a law can do anything: [en.wikipedia.org ]
 

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