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  • UK govt to tech companies - please make magic encyption

    Hi, um, hello, US tech giants. Mind, um, mind adding backdoors to that crypto? – UK govt

    The UK government is apparently going to ask Apple, Google, and other American tech giants to give it the skeleton keys to their encryption systems.

    In other words, the encryption used to protect people's messages and calls from eavesdroppers must be weakened to the point where it can be decrypted on demand as the UK government isn't happy that chatter can be protected end to end – meaning that only the people communicating can read each other's messages, not the software maker, not the network provider, and not the authorities.

    Clearly someone in the government has been reading too much Harry Potter and thinks that magic is real.

    Ohhh, lets create a backdoor that only we can use. Surely the Russians/Chinese/Mafia/Anonymous wouldn't go all out to break that. And no member of HM government would ever leave the decryption method on a USB key in the train by accident. I mean it's not like the Chinese don't already have a great start on compromising such a scheme thanks to having all the OPM data.

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    Meanwhile a wild inquisitor appears.