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Here we go again... UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors



There was a scam in France involving a multinational oil company and the French President (who was of course proven by a specially convened parliamentary commission to be completely innocent). It was something to do with a plane being equipped with devices to detect and map oil deposits deep in the ground. The scam lasted for four years or so and cost millions.

Like backdoors, the whole sorry story was first a rumour, then a coverup and finally (almost) everything was published.

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