Um, James Comey, the greedy surveillance state goon for the US Feds, the one who pushes for that special law enforcement/corporate symbiosis parading as back-door circumventing of encryption technology, explains to us that the cell phone belonging to the San Bernardino December terrorists, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, is encrypted so securely that all attempts by the FBI to crack it have failed miserably.
Comey said that
“federal investigators have still been unable to access the phone contents belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers due to encrypted technology.
Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the phenomenon of communications “going dark” due to more sophisticated technology and wider use of encryption is “overwhelmingly affecting” law enforcement operations, including investigations into murder, car accidents, drug trafficking and the proliferation of child pornography.”
What a convenient failure for the FBI to admit in such an unsolicited fashion.
It’s like giving the fox the key to the hen-house, except in this case, the fox is begging us for the key so he can liberate the hens from inhumane treatment.