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Backdoor: How a metaphor turns into a weapon

Author: Jenner, L.
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Year: 2018
Type: Other publications
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1172718

Governments want special access to encrypted data while IT specialists and privacy advocates oppose these demands. What is the role of the “backdoor” metaphor within these conflicts, often coined as “Crypto Wars”? Leontine Jenner takes a closer look at the metaphor’s many layers.

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