This article is a travesty of ignorance and confusion, culminating in an attack on free speech and the most important law on the internet. Which means it's going to be treated as fact by the other masses of ignorance.
Perhaps someone should send a copy to Jenny McCarthy to see if she approves.
The DoJ is right. I've yet to find any of the "Big 3" software OS companies not keeping a copy of the key for themselves. Apple, Google, and Microsoft all make copies of these keys and stores them on their servers.
Doesn't matter if the keys are encrypted. The fact duplicate keys exist makes individual security impossible.
In fact, Windows doesn't even allow you to encrypt directly unless you own the "pro" version of its software. Once encrypted, Microsoft tells you to keep the key in a secured location while it uploads a copy to its servers.
The DoJ knows full well all three of these companies keep these keys, even if they can't read them.
The device, not a person, decrypts the key. Whomever gave the device the copy/original doesn't matter.
That's the angle the DoJ is going for and thanks to the bullshit known as the EULA/ToS, users can't waive the software requirements imposed by the very companies "fighting" the DoJ.
It's amazing how these companies say "protecting" our data is their top priority and they destroy this very protection by copying the master key.
If you want your data encrypted and safe: use a third party tool.
I sure as hell wouldn't rely on anything made by Google, Apple, or Microsoft.
First, that the Ministry of Culture was so clueless about social media that it did not foresee this happening. Until there's a follow-up news report stating 100,000 people were arrested for posting online.
Never underestimate how far a communist government will go to rid itself of people wanting basic human rights.
...when ExxonMobil decided that the following two logos were entirely too similar and actually argued that customers might be confused between the two companies. What's to be confused about? Both companies spill crap no one wants to see.