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 +=====Major Internet Companies Question Government Desire for Encryption Backdoors=====
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 +Encryption by definition is the scrambling of sensitive information so that it becomes unreadable to everyone except intended recipient. ​
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 +The U.S. government has been making efforts to find ways to access individual'​s private data in order to obtain information that might in any way be harmful to others or involve any criminal activity. The White House cybersecurity czar and the U.S. secretary for homeland security believes that encryption is restricting law enforcement and that the government needs to find ways around it. "​Intelligence officials say that many of their most important targets, including terrorist groups, use the same Webmail and other Internet services that many Americans use, so it is crucial to be able to penetrate the encryption that protects them" (New York Times// Politics// Sept. 2013).
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 +Major internet companies executives from Google and Facebook are concerned that giving the government access to encryption technology violates user's rights and will hold law enforcement less accountable for their actions. ​ Google'​s chief privacy officer believes that any tools that could break encryption codes will weaken the accountability of law enforcement officials seeking access to people'​s private information.
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 +"​Google,​ like many other companies, encrypts data as it moves around the Internet and its internal systems. It also has a team dedicated to fielding requests from law enforcement agencies, which must generally a warrant or other legal documentation authorizing access to a particular person'​s data. If law enforcement or other agencies could decrypt data for themselves, they might be able to avoid that process, Enright warned"​(MIT Technology Review April 2015).
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 +"​Google has lobbied for the right to disclose more information about government requests for user data. The company has also widened its use of encryption since the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden disclosed that the National Security Agency developed ways to secretly collect Google user's data" (MIT Technology Review April 2015).
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 +There is an Encryption law that  deals with legislation ensuring that information is secure and transmitted confidentially,​ as well as policies designed to keep secure encryption schemes out of the hands of unauthorized individuals and foreign powers.
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 +Law enforcement and intelligence official believe that the growing use of encryption could seriously impede criminal and national security investigations.
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 +This issue is a major issue for society because many of us use the internet and the things that we believe that we are researching with a certain amount of privacy may be able to have its encryption decoded by the government, which violates privacy rights. This also becomes a major issue because companies like Google and Facebook are companies that people entrust there personal information to and any violation of the retrieval of people'​s personal information will be an issue for the company as well as the individual. This will give the government more rights to invade people'​s privacy and have more access and control over the things that people do.
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 +=====References=====
 +  *http://​www.washingtonpost.com/​world/​national-security/​as-encryption-spreads-us-worries-about-access-to-data-for-investigations/​2015/​04/​10/​7c1c7518-d401-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html
 +  * http://​www.technologyreview.com/​news/​536951/​white-house-and-department-of-homeland-security-want-a-way-around-encryption/​
 +  * http://​www.hg.org/​encryption-law.html
 +  * http://​www.technologyreview.com/​news/​536986/​google-and-facebook-execs-question-government-desire-for-encryption-backdoors/​
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