Several technology companies, including Microsoft, Apple, and Google, have signed a letter to President Obama calling for him to reject measure that would weaken encryption and security in smartphones and other devices. Companies like Facebook and Dropbox have also joined in. The letter urges the President to instead encourage the wide adoption of encryption on consumer devices.
From the letter:
This letter, also signed by numerous security experts, follows several calls by law enforcement officials for companies to make it easier for agencies to access data on consumer devices. Recent security measures make it more difficult for outside parties to gain access to your data, including law enforcement.
Despite professional rivalries, smartphone encryption and security is an issue that often unites these companies. Apple, Google, and others have often banded together, such as their attempts to curb wide-scale NSA phone surveillance.
Source: The Washington Post
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