Japan and India join 'Five Eyes' alliance to demand backdoor access to encrypted apps

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Japan and India join 'Five Eyes' alliance to demand backdoor access to encrypted apps
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Japan and India join 'Five Eyes' alliance to demand backdoor access to encrypted apps

The alliance wants tech firms to add functionality to their apps for governments to view encrypted messaging; but tech giants argue that any such system could be exploited

The members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, along with India and Japan, have urged tech firms to review their encryption practices, over concerns that unbreakable encryption could become a handy...

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