Senate 'anti-security' bill that would require encryption backdoors is 'dead'

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Offline Bugbatter

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A bipartisan bill that would have forced tech companies to put encryption backdoors in order to ensure customer data can always be turned over to the government is reportedly "dead."

The news was first reported by Reuters on Friday, which said a lack of support from the Obama administration, as well as an "ambivalence" by the NSA and CIA, which argue the bill would interfere with its encryption efforts should it become law.

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The government doesn't want backdoors in its off the shelf encryption software so they can't put it on ours. Sounds fair to me.

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