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The United States and the United Kingdom are seizing on Facebook Inc.’s plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement, saying it hinders the fight against child abuse and terrorism.

The two countries planned to sign a special data agreement Thursday that will fast-track requests from law enforcement to technology companies for information about the communications of terrorists and child predators, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

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