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Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

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    Apple and Google are appealing to U.S. President Barack Obama to reject proposals to allow encryption “back doors” in mobile devices.

    A letter signed by Apple and Google to be sent Tuesday is aimed at protecting privacy and limiting law enforcement access to encrypted data, according to a report in The Washington Post.

    “Strong encryption is the cornerstone of the modern information economy’s security,” the paper quotes the letter as saying.

    Over 140 technology companies, technologists and civil society groups also signed it, calling on the president to not “in any way subvert, undermine, weaken or make vulnerable” security software.

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