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Tech trade group objects to weakening smartphone encryption

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    The Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) on Thursday objected to weakening encryption used on smartphones, even as some officials in Washington favor doing so.

    "After a horrific tragedy like the Paris attacks, we naturally search for solutions: weakening encryption is not a solution," said Dean Garfield, president of ITIC, in a statement provided to Reuters late Thursday.

    The ITIC represents 63 major tech firms, includingApple, Google and Microsoft.

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