Law enforcement versus Silicon Valley’s idle problem children • The Register

Year in review Tensions have been building for a while on the back of revelations from NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden but 2015 marked the outbreak of full-on hostilities between tech firms in Silicon Valley and Western governments.

Law enforcement and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic lined up to repeatedly complain that the web was “going dark” (a phrase first used by FBI chief James Comey) as the result of end-to-end encryption and that this was hampering the investigation of terrorism and other serious crimes.

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