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As Encryption Spreads, U.s. Grapples with Clash Between Privacy, Security

Michael Rogers, NSA

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers takes questions at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's Cybersecurity Technology Summit on April 2.

Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue: Should tech companies be obliged to guarantee government access to encrypted data on smartphones and other digital devices, and is that even possible without compromising the security of law-abiding customers?

From The Washington Post
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