US, European prosecutors attack full-disk encryption

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In an open letter to the New York Times, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr, Paris chief prosecutor Francois Molins, City of London police commissioner Adrian Leppard and Spanish high court chief prosecutor Javier Zaragoza questioned the social value of encryption technologies put in place by Apple and Google, whose platforms are used in 96 percent of smartphones worldwide. They write that full-disk encryption significantly limits their capacity to investigate crimes and severely undermines their efficiency in the fight against terrorism. Apple states on its website that on devices

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Companies: Apple / Google
Countries: World
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