Security “Front Doors” vs. “Back Doors”: A Distinction Without a Difference | Just Security

Thursday, FBI Director James Comey delivered a talk at the Brookings Institution, titled “Going Dark: Are Technology, Privacy, and Public Safety on a Collision Course?” His thesis did not stray too far from his (and others’) recent calls for limitations on software from companies like Google and Apple that employs strong cryptography that even the companies themselves cannot break, even if law enforcement agencies produce a warrant for the encrypted data. These calls by law enforcement for companies to provide “back doors” to encryption and other security systems, through which companies could “unlock” the data by using, as one editorial board unfortunately put it, a “secure golden key they would retain and use only when a court has approved a search warrant.”

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