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Security “Front Doors” vs. “Back Doors”: A Distinction Without a Difference

Authors: Jeffrey Vagle, Matt Blaze

Published: October 2014

URL: https://www.justsecurity.org/16503/security-front-doors-vs-back-doors-distinction-difference/

Tags: 2010s Backdoors Backdoors-Feasibility Clipper Chip Golden Key James Comey Law Enforcement Mobile

Abstract: Thursday, FBI Director James Comey delivered a talk at the Brookings Institution, titled “Going Dark: Are Technology, Privacy, and Public Safety on a Collision Course?” His thesis did not stray too far from his (and others’) recent calls for limitations on software from companies like Google and Apple that employs strong cryptography that even the …