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EU, tech companies meet over anti-terrorism cooperation

Friday 4 December 2015 | 09:26 CET | News
Government and law-enforcement officials from the European Union have held meetings with US tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to explore ways of enhancing cooperation in the fight against terrorism, reports the Wall Street Journal. A large focus of the meetings has been to put in place swifter measures to remove propaganda and recruitment messages by Islamic State and other terror groups from social-media websites. The EU officials also raised the topic of whether tech firms should build in ways to unlock encrypted chats if needed, even though privacy

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Apple / Facebook / Google / Microsoft / Twitter
Countries: Europe
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