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House votes down privacy measure blocking backdoors

Engadget Engadget 16/06/2016 Andrew Dalton

The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have prevented the government from stepping in to force weakened encryption and security backdoors, giving law enforcement easier access to citizens' private data. Although Politico reports the provision received increasing support in the House over the past two years, that support has weakened in the wake of the Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando.


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