Tech group rejects post-Paris call for data encryption ‘backdoors’

A leading U.S.-based technology industry group on Thursday, in its first statement since last week’s Paris attacks, rejected calls to give U.S. law enforcement authorities backdoor keys to let them circumvent encryption technology for cellphones.

Weakening encryption to help the government monitor electronic communications in the name of national security “simply does not make sense,” the Information Technology Industry Council said in a statement released to Reuters.

“After a horrific tragedy like the Paris attacks, we naturally search for solutions: weakening encryption is not a solution,” said Dean Garfield, president of the Washington-based organization, which represents Apple (AAPL.O), Google (GOOGL.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and dozens of other blue-chip tech companies

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They are right.
    They other option would be to remove all Muslums from the west.
    That’s the only other option.
    Without the Muslums, there is no reason to spy on the rest of us.

    • Xavier

      West, hell. Earth.