Okay, so that’s not an actual headline from any news story, but it probably should be.
Dan Froomkin and Natasha Vargas-Cooper write:
FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that would be laughable if they weren’t so tragic.
In the three cases The Intercept was able to examine, cell-phone evidence had nothing to do with the identification or capture of the culprits, and encryption would not remotely have been a factor.
Read more on The Intercept.
But don’t stop there.
Also read Adam Caudill’s piece, A Backdoor by Any Other Name…
Then use the Comments section to add any other articles we should read on this.