Tech trade group objects to weakening smartphone encryption

ITIC represents Apple, Google and others now using encryption.
By Matt Hamblen
The Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) on Thursday objected to weakening encryption used on smartphones, even as some officials in Washington favor doing so.
“After a horrific tragedy like the Paris attacks, we naturally search for solutions: weakening encryption is not a solution,” said Dean Garfield, president of ITIC, in a statement provided to Reuters late Thursday.
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