FBI director says cell phone data must be available for law enforcement

FBI Director James Comey said that contact lists, photos and other data stored on cell phones needs to be accessible to law enforcement and hinted that attempts to encrypt all that data by companies like Google  (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) are taking things too far. Those two companies have announced new software that would encrypt all data stored on cell phones and have said that the encryption software will be so secure that they would not even be able to crack it.  But that security has Comey concerned. In a New York Times article, he said that this type of encryption software would hinder investigations. Article

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