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FBI Wants Congress to Force Phone Makers to Add Back Door

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Oct 17, 2014, 7:35 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

FBI Director James Comey has again voiced his displeasure with the new encryption tools added to Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS 8. Both Google and Apple added the default encryption to their mobile operating systems in order to protect user data. Comey says this is an impediment to law enforcement, making it more difficult — if not impossible — to intercept real-time communication, such as phone calls and text messages. Comey said more and more criminals are turning to technology to hide or enable their unlawful activities. He beseeched Congress to create legislation that will require tech companies to provide back-door access to encrypted communications between suspected criminals. The American Civil Liberties Union disagrees. "Any effort by the FBI to weaken encryption leaves our highly personal information and our business information vulnerable to hacking by foreign governments and criminals," said ACLU director Laura Murphy. Congress has not responded publicly to Comey's comments.

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Oct 18, 2014, 12:23 AM

**** you Mr. FBI director....

Yeah, that's all I have to say.
The nsa gonna find the way anyway it's not matter of time
Why do.I find myself actually AGREEING with WhySoBluePandaBear? This typically does not happen..

Oct 17, 2014, 8:04 PM


Gestapo. What happened to our inalienable rights? Ever since they passed the Patriot Act we have had our civil liberties trampled on.
NSA regulations requiring 'back doors' be built in to encryption schemes to allow access date back to the 1940's with the foundation of the NSA.

In fact, the NSA is itself the world's leading employer of mathematicians, and they are the world's lea...

Oct 17, 2014, 11:22 AM

Back door for FBI

It's not your job to make the cops job easier. You don't need to give up your rights so some law enforcement goons have an easier time spying on you while they're eating doughnuts.
What would Ed Snowden do? 😕
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