Do Kim Jong Un & Bashar al-Assad share Obama's position on government electronic backdoors?

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    I wonder if Kim Jong Un, Bashar al-Assad, and Raul Castro support President Obama's position that the national government should thwart encryption and possess the legal right to mandate a backdoor into every citizen's electronic device? Or do they support a citizen's right to privacy? How about President Erdogan of Turkey, King Salmon bin al-Buzzkill of Saudi Arabia, or even Vlad Putin.

    I'd really like to know if any of them have spoken publicly on this issue.
     
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    Kim Jong Un owns and fully controls the few computers they have.
     
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    OK, but we're talking about cell phones and whether a government should have the right to backdoor them. And yes, there are cell phone in North Korea, Syria, Cuba, or everywhere else.
     
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    you think the cell phones are not monitored? at least in north Korea? there is no freedom of anything there.
     
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    They probably share his views, but that doesn't say much. Plenty of western politicians - and those that are planning on becoming one - share his views or go even further - Hillary: "It's the worst dilemma ever", Trump: "Apple? Who do they think they are?"... So eventually it will be "good-bye privacy".
     
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    Has Obama stated that he believes the government should have the right to mandate backdoors in every device?
     
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    Yes, as has David Cameron, and probably the French.
     
  8. zin Suspended

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    I can't find anything that says that. The opposite, in fact.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/us/politics/obama-wont-seek-access-to-encrypted-user-data.html

    Had the FBI been successful in obtaining a court order today, before it was stayed, it would not have been the same as mandating a backdoor in every device.

    Shame Mr. Cameron and his Home Sec. has taken the opposite view.
     
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    Yes.

    He isn't seeking legislation "at this time" because it would never through the Republican Congress.
     

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