Ben Pick, senior application security consultant at nVisium, told Threatpost that removing or disabling security protections for end users to comply with law enforcement “should never be the solution.”

“For every legitimately malicious actor identified through these methods, there will be exponentially more instances of abuse, detected or otherwise,” he said. “Preventing end-to-end encryption makes users susceptible to a wide range of attacks and significantly exposes their privacy and safety.”

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