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U.S. may be financing encryption apps to stay ahead of terrorists

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    The U.S. government's financial support for the development of smartphone encryption apps doesn't surprise security experts.

    U.S. intelligence agencies are probably involved in funding commercial encryption apps through the government's Open Technology Fund to stay on top of terrorists and organized criminals that use encryption to cloak their communications, several security experts said Wednesday.

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