The Washington Post editorial board released a piece cautioning the call by U.S. government officials and other countries to prevent end-to-end encryption. U.S. Attorney General William Barr, along with law enforcement from Britain and Australia, has asked Facebook to put a halt to its plan to make its messaging services end-to-end encrypted by default. Officials are worried the encryption will prevent access to users' communications. "The officials say in their letter that they support a ... 'backdoor' for authorities to enter when they come knocking with a warrant," the board writes. Meanwhile, MediaPost reports that Facebook wants to take Cambridge Analytica to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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