FBI Director Denies Wanting To Create A Backdoor Into The iPhone

The Director of the FBI has claimed that the organization is not trying to break Apple’s encryption or set up backdoor access to the company’s devices and services.

Writing for Lawfare, a not-for-profit, addressing the ongoing standoff between Apple and the FBI over access to the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, FBI Director James Comey argued that the issue is actually “quite narrow.”

We simply want the chance, with a search warrant, to try to guess the terrorist’s passcode without the phone essentially self-destructing and without it taking a decade to guess correctly. That’s it. We don’t want to break anyone’s encryption or set a master key loose on the land. I hope thoughtful people will take the time to understand that. Maybe the phone holds…

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