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Fine, OK, no backdoors, says Deputy AG. Just keep PLAINTEXT copies of everyone's messages

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Not only do I think you're right, I think it's similar to the reason the UK Government kept harping on about not making end-to-end encryption illegal.

They weren't making it illegal - they were planning on making end-to-end encryption impractical instead. (i.e. the first time any of the authorities asked for a decrypted version of a message and they couldn't provide it, they'd be prosecuted. Which isn't the same thing as making it illegal)

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