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[liberationtech] Fwd: [WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages]

carlo von lynX lynX at
Sat Jan 14 05:38:46 PST 2017

Thx, efecto

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 10:17:07AM -0300, FL wrote:
> I'm not sure that every American company, by law, must implement a backdoor, as you imply. The last time I checked, iMessage was a very secure platform with no known vulnerabilities — which in fact has made Apple struggle with US agencies more than a few times.

Has there been any litigation with the NSA? I only
saw interaction with the FBI - and the FBI has a
less prioritary job: law enforcement. Nothing that
is worth questioning national security for, so I
would assume FBI doesn't get the same clearances
as NSA. You can't monitor an entire population if
strategically unimportant offences like child abuse
would blow your cover - thus it is mathematical that
FBI cannot have the access privileges of NSA.

By "last time I checked" you don't mean the code
that is actually deployed into those devices but
merely "checked the news", right?

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