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Government mandated backdoors: facilitating or preventing crimes?

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The history of encryption

The deployment of the Enigma Machine by Nazi forces in World War II, and the cracking of its cryptographic systems by allied codebreakers heralded an immense increase in international interest in encrypted systems. Since then there has been an exponential rise in the use of the internet for the communication and storage of data, resulting in growing investment in strong encryption techniques from major technology firms.  

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