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The FBI used to recommend encryption as a measure against black hat hackers and fraudsters. Now it seeks laws that would ban secure encryption and weaken security, because encryption sometimes makes investigations harder. "The whole controversy stems from Apple’s decision to encrypt iPhones by default - so that
Last year, leaked NSA documents revealed that the NSA was actively intercepting Cisco's packages to some customers and adding backdoors into their systems. In response, Cisco's security chief John Stewart revealed a new plan this week to ship sensitive packages to "dead drops" (empty houses) instead. He said,