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Feds Put Heat on Web Firms for Master Encryption Keys

Authors: McCullagh, Declan

Published: July 2013

URL: https://www.cnet.com/news/feds-put-heat-on-web-firms-for-master-encryption-keys/

Tags: 2010s Backdoors CNET Keys Law Enforcement

Abstract: Whether the FBI and NSA have the legal authority to obtain the master keys that companies use for Web encryption remains an open question, but it hasn’t stopped the U.S. government from trying.