Police and Tech Giants Wrangle Over Encryption on Capitol Hill

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Police and Tech Giants Wrangle Over Encryption on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney of Manhattan, visited Washington late last month to argue his case on a pressing issue: encryption.

In a string of meetings with members of Congress, Mr. Vance told central lawmakers that encryption needed to be diminished during criminal investigations. During a 45-minute session with Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine who is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. Vance said his office had 230 iPhones that might contain crucial information for cases but were useless because Apple refused to help the police break the encryption on the devices. […]

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2016-05-11T10:22:07+00:00 May 8th, 2016|News & Info|