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Who’s Up in Your Encrypted Apps?

Backdoors to encrypted apps are bad for privacy and undermine secure networks for everyone

Photo of Banksy’s street art reading “What are you looking at?” beside a CCTV camera on a concrete wall.
Banksy’s street art reading “What are you looking at?” — Photo by Duca di Spinaci, Creative Commons license

Quite a mind boggling story recently: The FBI bought a fledgling encryption app called Anom about three years back and monitored criminals eager to use it for organizing various shenanigans, leading to some 800 arrests in 12 countries. The app was marketed…

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Robert Stribley

Robert Stribley

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Writer. Photographer. UXer. Creative Director. Interests: immigration, privacy, human rights, design. UX: Publicis Groupe. Teach: SVA. Aussie/American. He/him.