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Q&A: The troubling implications of normalizing encryption backdoors — for government use

The Last Watchdog

Should law enforcement and military officials have access to a digital backdoor enabling them to bypass any and all types of encryption that exist today? Advocates claim such access is needed to strengthen national security and hinder terrorism. They assert that the risk of encryption backdoors ultimately being used by criminals, or worse than that, by a dictator to support a totalitarian regime, far outweighs any incremental security benefits. National security?