Quick Explainer: Encryption Apps and the Paris Attacks

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Heavily armed officers stand guard in Times Square following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

European officials believe encryption software was instrumental in allowing the Paris attackers to coordinate their actions in secret. Manoush talked with WNYC's Brian Lehrer about the challenges of encrypted technology and national security.

We thought this would be useful as the terms swirl around, so we wanted to share it with the rest of you. We'll be back with our usual Note to Self podcast tomorrow.