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Couple of Sassy Comments Reopen Topic of Encryption Backdoors in the US, UK

Encryption

Officials reminded everyone this week that governments in the US and UK have not given up on their efforts to force tech companies to provide encryption backdoors, despite previous attempts being shut down following public outcry.

The week started strong with the first of these comments being made by UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd who loudly claimed that tech companies are "patronizing" and "sneering" at state officials who try to implement encryption backdoors.

Rudd: I don't need to understand how encryption works

"I don't need to understand how encryption works to understand how it's helping the criminals," Rudd said at a party conference, as quoted by the BBC.

Rudd suggested that companies have a "moral" obligation to help officials, suggesting that her government is more than determined to pass laws in support of encryption backdoors, despite the tech sector's pushback.

"I am not suggesting you give us the code," she said, "What I am saying is the companies who are...(continued)

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