US government wants “keys under doormat” approach to encryption

No, Assistant US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not call for tech giants like Apple, Google and Microsoft to keep plaintext copies of all your communications lying around just in case the FBI or other law enforcement agencies come calling with a warrant.

Unfortunately, that is the way some reports spun Rosenstein’s latest salvo in the encryption wars, which came at the end of a speech delivered Monday at the North American International Cyber Summit in Detroit.