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Facebook rejects calls for police 'backdoor' to encrypted messages

Published Wednesday 11 Dec 2019 | 11:26 CET
Facebook has rejected a call from the US, UK and Australia governments to create a 'backdoor' in its messaging apps so law enforcement officials can access encrypted messages. The company said this "would be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes", as it was impossible to create access for one purpose and not expect others to try to exploit the weakened security. ...

Facebook rejects calls for police 'backdoor' to encrypted messages

Published Wednesday 11 Dec 2019 | 11:26 CET Facebook has rejected a call from the US, UK and Australia governments to create a 'backdoor' in its messaging apps so law enforcement officials can access encrypted messages. The company said this "would be a gift to criminals, hackers and repressive regimes", as it was impossible to create access for one purpose and not expect others to try to exploit the weakened security. ...

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