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

FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption ‘Urgent Public Safety Issue’

Depending upon your viewpoint and your own desire for personal privacy, you could say this story is good news or perhaps it is bad news. FBI Director Christopher Wray certainly thinks it is bad news. I think it is good news.

According to Director Wray, the FBI was unable to access data from nearly 7,800 devices in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 with technical tools despite possessing proper legal authority to pry them open, a growing figure that impacts every area of the agency’s work, Wray said during a speech at a cyber security conference in New York. “This is an urgent public safety issue,” Wray added, while saying that a solution is “not so clear cut.”

You can read more about the FBI’s difficulties in spying on you in an article by Dustin Volz in the US News & World Report at:

Categories: Encryption, Offline Privacy & Security, Online Privacy & Security

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