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Presidential hopeful John Kasich: Work out encryption backdoors in backroom deals

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    Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich thinks granting encryption backdoors is something that ought to be worked out in private by the president.

    During the Republican presidential debate last night the Ohio governor responded to a question about whether cryptographic experts were wrong when they say opening up secret messages to third-party decryption would cause more problems than it would solve.

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    “Well, look the Joint Terrorism Task Force needs resources and tools,” he said, “and those are made up of the FBI, state and local law enforcement. And … it's best not to talk anymore about back doors and encryption, it will get solved, but it needs to be solved in the situation room of the White House with the technology folks.”

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