Russian president Vladimir Putin and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attend the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday. Photograph:  Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via Reuters

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Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director Christopher Wray headed the department of justice’s criminal division during the Enron scandal. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images

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Apple says to weaken the software for one case would cripple the software’s inbuilt encryption and privacy protection for all users

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The main keynotes at the RSA conference consistently focused on encryption. So did the conference’s annual highlight, its famed Cryptographers’ Panel comprising several legendary industry figures and digital cryptography pioneers. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

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Two former high-ranking US government officials have argued in favour of encryption and said they believed the FBI is misguided in trying to force Apple to unlock an encrypted iPhone used in a terrorist shooting attack in California. Photo: Bloomberg

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