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Well the main thing that prevents something like this occurring is  that If a backdoor is inserted into the software then at some point it will leak that this has happened. At that point people stop trusting any encryption software, and Internet business spirals down the tubes.

Also, every major transnational corporation will spontaneously agree to join the lynch mobs, since the primary use of those backdoors will be industrial espionage. Transnats are normally opposed to making industrial espionage easy (or rather, they're normally opposed to making industrial espionage against themselves easy).

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Dec 26th, 2010 at 07:07:21 PM EST
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