US and allies target encryption backdoors, Twitter speaks on Alex Jones ban
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The US and its allies have called on tech companies to give law enforcement backdoor access to encryption.
In a statement released last week, the Five Eyes Alliance of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand called on tech companies to build backdoor access into their hardware and software Saying they could face enforcement action if they don't.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly overuled a decision by his staff to ban right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Jones was given a one-week ban in August.
But, Twitter Chief Legal Officer, Vijaya Gadde, disputed the Journal's reports, saying Twitter runs on consistent rules, not the personal views of executives.
And finally, Japan is one step closer to to building a space elevator.
According to The Mainichi newspaper, a team from Japan's [UNKNOWN] University will test moving a small container along the cable near the international space station to better understand how cargo could be ferried from Earth to a low orbit.
The trial is being overseen by Japanese construction giant, Obayashi Corporation, which plans to build a space elevator by 2050.
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