Some small crumb of privacy

There’s something about this quote I don’t like.

“The FBI has a sworn duty to keep every American safe from crime and terrorism, and technology has become the tool of choice for some very dangerous people,” Comey said in the speech at the Brookings Institution.

I don’t quite know what it is, but it just doesn’t sound right.  Something about keeping safe rather than investigating crimes. Anyway, the FBI is still upset that Apple can’t unencrypt phones at the FBIs whim and probably won’t rest until they have access to everything you own.

A 1994 law, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, forces telephone companies to build surveillance technologies into their networks to allow law enforcement to install wiretaps. But the law hasn’t been updated and doesn’t cover new networks and devices.

Comey called for Congress to revise the law to create a “level playing field” so that Google, Apple, and Facebook have the same obligation as AT&T and Verizon to help police.

I think they should level the playing field by un-obligating AT&T and Verizon from spying on us.


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