""Building secure software is a highly challenging task, even for a world-class team such as Apple's," Riana Pfefferkorn, Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, told CPJ via Twitter. Government attempts to undermine security for law enforcement purposes only make the problem worse., she said. "Governments that are determined to go to such great lengths to target journalists and human rights activists like Ahmed Mansoor would welcome purpose-built backdoors with open arms. Software security is crucial to the future of journalism, and the laws of every country should reflect that.""
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