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Obama won’t advocate to crack encryption

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    President Obama won’t push for legislation that forces encryption vendors to decrypt when ordered to do so by a court, Reuters is reporting, essentially choosing to sit on the fence, at least for now.

    Combined with his comments earlier this year at South by Southwest Interactive, it seems that Obama, like many others, is torn between privacy and law enforcement’s desire to crack encryption to further investigations.

    White House sources say he will withhold public support for draft legislation that would force encryption vendors to help law enforcement to decrypt messages protected by their technology, Reuters says.

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