In an open letter sent to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, leading tech firms, privacy advocacy groups and security and policy experts urged against any laws that would require companies to build “backdoors” into their software to provide government agencies access to encrypted data.
“We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products,” the letter said. It was signed by nearly 50 tech companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google.
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