(Bloomberg View) -- There's no evidence the plotters of the Paris terrorist attacks used encrypted communications, but debates about whether the technology should have a "back door" for intelligence services are heating up again. The debate, however, probably will have little effect on terrorist organizations.

Michael Morell, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told"60 Minutes" on Sunday that after the public discussion of encryption sparked by Edward Snowden and the privacy concerns he raised, "we're now going to have another debate about that. It's going to be defined by what happened in Paris."

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