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American tech companies are quietly working with the FBI on "solutions" to end-to-end encryption, @gizmodo reports. gizmodo.com/silicon-valley-and There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor that only lets in the good guys. protonmail.com/blog/encryption

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Alex Stamos is FB former CISO.

"responsible E2E encryption" is double speak for having proper backdoors for the government and themselves of course.

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Interesting and valid point.
The idea is indeed/also to make a reference to '1984' (which doesn't contain that word), but the actual definition is:

"the practice of using ambiguous language regarding political, military, or corporate matters in a deliberate attempt to disguise the truth" - The Free Dictionary

which is precisely the intend.

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So true! For anyone who's interested, here's a video from the great CGP Grey on why having back doors in encryption is a bad idea.

youtu.be/VPBH1eW28mo

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