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New York Bill Would Mandate Backdoors into Smartphones

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Samburaj Das

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New York Bill Would Mandate Backdoors into Smartphones

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A new bill up for consideration in the New York state assembly would mandate smartphone manufacturers to decrypt their phones for law enforcement to install backdoors and gain access to smartphones on demand. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Matt Titone in summer 2015 was referred to the committee last week, also proposes a $2,500 fine for each device that flouts the requirement, as revealed by On The Wire. The primary requirement of the bill is: …any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2016, and sold or leased in New York, shall be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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