In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, Former CIA Director Michael Morell argued on TV that encrypted communication services may have aided the planning and plotting of the Paris attacks, blaming Edward Snowden and US companies for the attacks.
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NO, Encryption Backdoors Can’t Stop Paris-like Terror Attacks
US intelligence and Law enforcement agencies have been warning for years that due to their inability to decrypt communication between computers and phones, they are unable to know what terrorist groups are planning.
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- Jihadist’s Home-Brewed Encryption products, or,
- Services and Products made in Countries not controlled by US Laws.
You can not stop a terrorist from installing an app made in Russia or Brazil, neither you can stop them creating and using their own encryption apps. In both cases, such backdoors will be useless.
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