​Open Source Encryption? Now Netherlands Votes to Help Fund Security Projects

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passwordIn what some might see as swimming against the political mainstream, the Netherlands parliament has just decided to back open-source web security with hard cash.

While November’s Paris attacks prompted US and European governments to revisit the debate over back-door policies to soften data encryption, the Netherlands lower house has voted to fund projects to strengthen it.

In total, the Dutch lower house agreed to spend €500,000 ($547,000) to support the open-source OpenSSL, LibreSSL, and PolarSSL web-security projects.

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