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‘Cameramakers have no plans for better encryption’

‘Cameramakers have no plans for better encryption’

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A number of manufacturers of popular cameras to announce that, for the time being, nothing changes in the area of better encryption in photo – and video cameras.

Let cameramakers Nikon and Olympus know in a response to questions from the website Motherboard. Canon, Sony and Fuji have not responded to the questions of the site.

“The reaction of the cameramakers is very disappointing,” said Trevor Timm, of the non-profit organization that journalism supports, called Freedom of the Press Foundation. “The fact that there are so many people petition for better protection of cameratoestellen have signed, it means that this topic is alive. There is a need to better protect the material.”

Better encryption

More than 150 photojournalists and documentary filmmakers want to introduce better encryption process in their equipment. They feel they are now vulnerable due to the lack of encryption.

On mobile devices, and pcs is the usual now, that information is encrypted, can be stored. This ensures that it is impossible for the data to see if the devices are, for example, stolen.

On cameras such encryption techniques, however, usually not present. That can cause problems in dangerous parts of the world, where governments photojournalists in the way want to sit.

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