Wednesday November 18, 2015

New York Prosecutor Seeks Law To Weaken Smartphone Encryption

I know I sound like a broken record but how in the world did law enforcement catch crooks before smartphones had encryption?

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Wednesday called for federal legislation requiring tech companies such as Google and Apple to design smartphone operating systems so law enforcement can unlock data stored on them. He urged Congress to pass a law mandating that information stored on phones built or sold in the United States incorporate weaker encryption standards than currently used so data are accessible to investigators.

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