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


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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?

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