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Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'


Aston Carter, Dept. of Defense

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he's "not a believer in back doors," or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files.

From The Associated Press
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