Thursday, October 16, 2014

FBI to Congress - More Power Please

The FBI is asking Congress to give it new powers to force technology companies to turn over private information on their customers. 

FBI Director James Comey warned Thursday that new technologies are making it easy for criminals to hide incriminating information from police...

For several years, the FBI has been warning about the problem of new technologies allowing criminals to "go dark." But Comey explained that his new push was prompted by the decisions by Apple and Google to provide default encryption on their phones that will make it impossible to unlock them for police, even when faced with a court order. (more)