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DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

David Lumb
DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources toldReuters. The probe is under seal so filings aren't publicly available, but the sources stated that Facebook has contested the DOJ's demand, and may be held in contempt of court for refusing. This is in keeping with the tech industry's consistent resistance to government requests for access to encrypted data.