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Defense One: Islamic State has written its own encrypted communications app

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    The Islamic State is deploying its own encrypted communications app for Android, an eventuality predicted by experts who oppose efforts of governments to require encryption backdoors so they can find out what criminals are saying to teach other.

    The app, called lrawi.apk, employs what is described as rudimentary encryption and was available for download last month on a Web site where Islamic State supporters could download it and another app for distributing propaganda, according to a story posted by Defense One.

    The creation of such an encryption app has been considered a likely outcome of laws being proposed internationally requiring backdoors that would allow service providers to fulfill court orders to decrypt private communications of their customers.

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