FBI Director: 'We Don't Want to Break Encryption or Set a Master Key Loose'

FBI Director: 'We Don't Want to Break Encryption or Set a Master Key Loose'

At this point, the Apple-FBI scrap over putting a backdoor in iOS has started to get a little messy. Now, the FBI’s director James Comey has spoken out in an attempt to calm the situation, writing that “the San Bernardino litigation isn’t about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message.”

In an op-ed published by Lawfare, Comey writes that the “particular legal issue” over which Apple is objecting is “actually quite narrow.” He goes on to defend the FBI’s position, writing:

The relief we seek is limited and its value increasingly obsolete because the technology continues to evolve. 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…

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