Obama to make policy decision on encryption

The New York Times reports…

“Decisions remain to be made, for example, on whether the government will accede to the review group’s insistence that the intelligence agencies support stronger encryption of data to protect against hacking — at a moment when the F.B.I. and many intelligence officials are protesting that new encryption technologies used by Apple for its iPhones and other firms are making it all but impossible to decode the communications of suspected criminals or terrorists. Mr. Obama is expected to make decisions on those issues in the coming weeks.”

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