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DHS Chief Says Encryption Threatens National Security

DHS Chief Says Encryption Threatens National Security

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Jeh Johnson wants the government to work more closely with tech companies on security issues, but it also wants them to dial back their security encryption efforts. Johnson made his comments Tuesday in front of a packed house at the RSA conference in San Francisco, one of the world’s largest annual cybersecurity gatherings. Johnson defended the Obama administration’s ongoing stance, maintaining that tougher encryption by tech firms imposed in the wake of the National…

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