Short Bytes: Your perception about NSA might change a little after reading the statement by a former director of NSA, General Michael Hayden, where he is trying to see some value in the personal data. He defended end-to-end encryption by calling it good for America.
General Michael Hayden, has seen some value in preserving secure end-to-end encryption on the web without giving government agencies their own “backdoors”. Backdoors were the places from where government agencies used to monitor the activities over the web for intelligence gathering. However, the level of intelligence gathering sometimes breached the level of data privacy far more than we even thought of.
Hayden, in a cybersecurity conference in Florida this week, told that —
Hayden went on to explaining the merits and demerits to banning the use of end-to-end encryption,
Major tech giants like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have all come out in favor of maintaining secure end-to-end encryption and also not providing any backdoor for the government access.
The FBI has been on the other side of the debate and late last year director James Comey explained that his agency could not read communications between a suspected terrorist and his partners overseas because he was using encrypted communications.
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