FBI says it doesn't want encryption back door, just access to encrypted data


Dawn Chmielewski for re/code:

FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he doesn't want government-mandated "backdoor" access to secure devices -- he just wants companies to turn over encrypted messages.

It sounds like they want the company to retain customer's encryption keys rather than provide true end-to-end encryption. The later data can only be accessed by the authorized sender or receiver with access to secret keys. The former anyone with access to the vendor's system could have access, legally or not.

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