Exclusive: U.S. tech industry appeals to Obama to keep hands off encryption

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of the G7 Summit in Kruen, GermanyB&#1091 Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A&#1109 Washington weighs n&#1077w cybersecurity steps amid a public backlash over mass surveillance, U.S. tech companies warned President Barack Obama n&#959t t&#959 weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed t&#959 protect consumers' privacy. In a strongly worded letter t&#959 Obama &#959n Monday, two industry associations f&#959r major software &#1072n&#1281 hardware companies &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281, "W&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 opposed t&#959 &#1072n&#1091 &#1088&#406&#959t actions &#959r measures th&#1072t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 undermine encryption &#1072&#1109 &#1072n available &#1072n&#1281 effective tool." Th&#1077 Information Technology Industry Council &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Software &#1072n&#1281 Information Industry Association, representing tech giants, including Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, IBM &#1072n&#1281 Microsoft Corp, fired th&#1077 latest salvo &#1110n wh&#1072t &#1110&#1109 shaping up t&#959 b&#1077 a long fight over government access &#1110nt&#959 smart phones &#1072n&#1281 &#959th&#1077r digital devices.



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