US, UK for encryption of online services to track terrorists

January 17, 2015 3:01 AM

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WASHINGTON: Terming the cyber threat as one of the most serious national security challenges, US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have asked for encryption of online services by private companies to maintain both people's privacy and help track down terrorists.

"I think what we have to find is a consistent framework whereby our publics have confidence that their government can both protect them, but not abuse our capacity to operate in cyberspace. Because this is a whole new world, the laws that might have been designed for the traditional wiretap have to ...

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