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

Jason Cronk rjc at privacymaverick.com
Sat Jan 14 17:45:38 PST 2017


On 2017-01-14 13:41, Thomas Delrue wrote: 

> On 01/14/2017 08:17 AM, 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.
> 
> CALEA
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Assistance_for_Law_Enforcement_Act)
> is no longer in effect? Or am I thinking of the wrong thing?
 It's unclear whether CALEA applies to Apple on not. If it doesn't, then
we're done. If it does, CALEA provides an exemption that prevents the
government from forcing decryption to which it doesn't have the key
(i.e. requisite information). See
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160223/23441033692/how-existing-wiretapping-laws-could-save-apple-fbis-broad-demands.shtml
for a lengthier write up on the issue. 

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