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Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'

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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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