Congressmembers Raise Doubts About the “Going Dark” Problem

//Congressmembers Raise Doubts About the “Going Dark” Problem

Congressmembers Raise Doubts About the “Going Dark” Problem

In the wake of a damning report by the DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG), Congress is asking questions about the FBI’s handling of the locked iPhone in the San Bernardino case and its repeated claims that widespread encryption is leading to a “Going Dark” problem. For years, DOJ and FBI officials have claimed that encryption is thwarting law enforcement and intelligence operations, pointing to large numbers of encrypted phones that the government allegedly cannot access as part of its investigations. In the San Bernardino case specifically, the FBI maintained that only Apple could assist with unlocking the shooter’s phone.

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2018-05-16T10:46:45+00:00April 17th, 2018|

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