the administration might seek regulations and laws forcing companies to create a way for the government to unlock the photos, emails and contacts stored on the phones.
his position seemed to put him at odds with a White House advisory committee that recommended against any effort to weaken commercial encryption.
Good to see that everyone is playing nice and on the same page.
Mr. Comey’s position has set up a potentially difficult struggle between law enforcement agencies and the nation’s high-technology manufacturers, who have rebuffed the government’s demands for a way to decode data.
It has also touched off a debate inside the government that highlights the difference between cybersecurity and traditional crime fighting. Any technology that allows the United States government to bypass encryption in the name of solving crimes could also allow hackers and foreign governments to bypass encryption in the name of stealing secrets.
Yes, I’m going to download the encryption software if it doesn’t show up on its own.
No, the Government should not be able to just tap into my phone without my knowledge or reasonable proof that a crime has been committed and they get a search warrant approved by a judge. (But, don’t get me started on how easy that process has become given that the Prosecutors are now in charge and the judges are powerless, but that’s a topic for another post.)