Five-Eyes nations to force encryption backdoors


“While the rhetoric is sharp, the specifics are vague.”

“Creating so-called backdoors in applications and services to enable communications interception capabilities for law enforcement has persistently been criticised by cryptography and security experts as dangerous for decades now.”

“Despite the criticism and concerns that backdoors in Western equipment and services could be exploited and abused by totalitarian regimes elsewhere in the world, the Five-Eyes countries have pursued interception capabilities, saying not having these would undermine the rule of law.”

As it has been said before, a backdoor is just another door. You either have encryption or you don’t. There is no halfway.