Oct 172014
 
 October 17, 2014  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

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…

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