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A alliance of technology giants, including Apple, support their oppositi to government-backed backdoors in their devices and services.
Government oversight issued a statement May 1 that doubled its plea for strg encrypti systems – a positi that Apple has led in the eyes of the media in recent years.
"We have regularly raised ccerns about proposals that would undermine encrypti"
It seems, in part, to be a respse to a recent Wired story that details new proposals for devices and services by requiring "exceptial access" to law enforcement agencies, creating backdoors and technical vulnerabilities for government agencies.The defense group claims that these proposals "appear to suffer from the same technical and design problems as researchers have been identified for years. "
The statement also closely follows a new additi to RGS's" Core Principles of Encrypti. "The sixth principle specifically calls governments to" avoid any acti that would require companies to create security vulnerabilities " their platforms.
Government and Agencies Law enforcement argues that strg encrypti devices can hinder investigatis – and there are many reports that police services would be unable to penetrate the devices seized as evidence.
technology companies to give them easier access. But tech companies and security experts have lg warned that any backdoor can fall into the wrg hands and be exploited by malicious entities.
RGS was created in 2014 following the leak of documents classified by Edward Snowden. Security Agency. The whistleblower apparently revealed information that seemed to indicate complicity or even collaborati between technology companies and mitoring agencies.
The companies rejected these claims, claiming that all espiage had been de without their knowledge or under the guise of a secret ordinance. a handful of other high-profile tech titans are part of the RGS, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Snap, Inc.
Apple, for its part, has earned a reputati for resisting surveillance of the government – especially after its refusal to create a backdoor for the FBI in 2016. And just last week, Apple FPR Craig Federighi said New York Times that the Cupertino company's positi is not the same. has not changed.
"Proposals that involve giving customers device data keys to anye, but the customer injects new and dangerous weaknesses into the product's security," said the vice president of the company. ; Apple.
He maintained that he believed that privacy is a human right – and he has a strg commitment to protecting the data of his users.
the other hand, even without a back door designed by Apple, police and intelligence services may have other optis. available for them. Just recently, news began to spread about a device called a GrayKey that can bypass encrypti basically any modern iPhone.