A bill that’s currently making its way through the New York state assembly would require smartphone manufacturers to build in the ability for law enforcement to decrypt or unlock phones on demand. These backdoors would add fuel to the fire in a long-running debate between government officials and Silicon Valley over the use of encryption. All iPhones are now encrypted by default — as are most Android devices — but lawmakers have called on tech companies in recent months to provide easier access to encrypted data contained in smartphones in the name of national security. Tech companies have, for the…

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