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Trump spooks tech sector over privacy

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>> Privacy is among Silicon Valley's top priorities, but Donald Trump's shock election is sparking anxiety that its battle against surveillance and government access to encrypted data has only just begun.>> Yes.>> Reuter's cyber and surveillance policy reporter Dustin Volz.>> It appears that a Trump White House, if he holds true to his campaign promises would actually much more aggressively pursue something that would undermine encryption which could become problematic for broader cyber security of the internet.
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>> And yet little is actually known about Trumps privacy priorities. One indication surfaced during a high stakes legal battle with Apple over government access to an iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernadino attacks.>> Trump, at the time of this debate, said Americans should boycott Apple.
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He made it very clear that he was on the side of law enforcement here. He's called himself the law and order candidate.>> On the stump, Trump also suggested expanding surveillance programs nationwide.>> He has, on the campaign trail, advocated surveillance of mosques in America, suggests that Muslims need to be under watch.
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He's also said that proposed an idea of creating a national database of Muslims in America.>> Democrats and Libertarian leaning Republicans could potentially block those initiatives, but with both houses of Congress under GOP control many in America's tech sector say they expect to be on the fence under a Trump presidency when it comes to questions of privacy.
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Of course, that's a somewhat familiar position for Silicon Valley given it's years long battles with the Obama White House.