FBI chief urges tech firms to rethink encryption

FBI Director James Comey on Thursday called on Apple and Google to abandon plans to set encryption as the default setting for mobile

devices and operating systems, warning that such a move would prevent law enforcement officials from accessing electronic communications

that are critical to investigations and prosecutions.

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FBI Director Seeks Overhaul of 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)

In a speech at the Brookings Institution, Comey appealed to lawmakers to update a 20-year-old wiretapping statute to require digital

communication providers “to build lawful intercept capabilities for law enforcement” authorities.

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