Top global security experts defend encryption

As government officials continue to plea the case against strong encryption, a group of high-profile international security experts have published a paper arguing that allowing government agents special access to communications would have detrimental effects on personal privacy, enterprise security, and our national economy.

“In the long run, what would help law enforcement and make us secure is that we do the best we can to make the infrastructure as secure as possible,” said Hal Abelson, the lead author on the paper. “The calls for adding exceptional access — whether front doors or back doors — are going in the opposite direction.”

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