High-profile spy agency defends encryption, says it doesn’t want iPhone backdoors

Apple’s fight with the FBI is one of the most important stories in tech today, as its outcome will have major implications for consumer privacy and safety. But while the FBI is essentially asking Apple to build a backdoor into iOS to unlock the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, other spy agencies are claiming they’re actually in favor of strong encryption.

The NSA is one of them and it has repeatedly claimed that strong encryption is required in today’s tech landscape. And now British spy agency GCHQ has chimed in to say that it also supports strong encryption on the web.

Many Snowden leaks revealed that both the NSA and GCHQ had conducted sophisticated mass surveillance campaigns. However, even though it’s the agency’s job to conduct surveillance all across the web, it also sees the need to maintain encryption as a way to ensure safety…

Read the entire article from BGR here: High-profile spy agency defends encryption, says it doesn’t want iPhone backdoors

 



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