⓱security – the Mobile Encryption Debate Redux


FBI Director James Comey has announced that the mobile phone encryption debate will soon resume in earnest. This is in contrast to the House Committee on Homeland Security report that followed the initial hearings. The Committee’s research and expert consultants determinied that Apple was right to deny the FBI a back door to their encryption software. The timing of this statement is unexpected considering that just last month the NSA’s hacking tools were stolen and Russian hackers interfered with U.S. elections.