Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

The FBI Would Like Us All to Unencrypt Our Phones

When Apple decided to encrypt its iPhones by default, the move was hailed as a major step forward for security. Except, of course, by the FBI, which is now saying that such encryption should be outlawed. For the safety of Americans, of course.

Do you believe that? Should the FBI and other government agencies be allowed to spy on you?

This past week, FBI director Jim Comey came before the House Appropriations Committee to plead for a law which would force tech companies to create a backdoor into any communications device that uses encryption.

You can read an interesting article about the fears of the FBI at

My phones (cell phone and landline) will remain encrypted.

Categories: Encryption, Legal Affairs

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