UK spy chief, parroting his US counterparts, calls for crypto backdoors

    Date05 Nov 2014
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Writing that "privacy has never been an absolute right," Robert Hannigan, the head of British spy agency GCHG, urged the US tech sector to assist the fight against terrorism and other crimes by opening up their proprietary networks to government authorities. Hannigan, in a Financial Times editorial on Monday, suggested that "technology companies are in denial" over the Internet's use "to facilitate murder or child abuse." He wrote that the time was ripe for "addressing some uncomfortable truths" and went on to say the public wouldn't mind if technology companies gave governments backdoor access either.
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