FBI Asks Congress For Backdoor Access To All Cellphones For Surveillance

Giuseppe Macri
The Daily Caller

FBI Director James Comey is asking Congress to force smartphone developers into building “backdoors” into all devices for law enforcement surveillance– a response to new customer data encryption standards adopted by Apple and Google.

“The FBI has a sworn duty to keep every American safe from crime and terrorism, and technology has become the tool of choice for some very dangerous people,” Comey said while speaking at the Brookings Institution last Thursday, Homeland Security News Wire reports. “Unfortunately, the law hasn’t kept pace with technology, and this disconnect has created a significant public-safety problem.”

Law enforcement heads at all levels across the country, including Attorney General Eric Holder, have criticized Google and Apple since the companies announced new encryption standards for smartphone users, which law enforcement reps argue will make it easier for criminals — especially pedophiles trading in child pornography — to evade arrest…



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