Apr 062016
 April 6, 2016  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz report:

The White House is declining to offer public support for long-awaited legislation that would give federal judges clearer authority to order technology companies like Apple to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

The Obama administration’s refusal to either endorse or oppose legislation from Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican chair and top Democrat respectively of the Senate Intelligence Committee, stems in part from ongoing divisions among various federal agencies over encryption, the sources said.

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