The head of the FBI is claiming that unbreakable encryption represents a public safety threat. This is misrepresenting what the actual problem is.
The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an “urgent public safety issue,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday as he sought to renew a contentious debate over privacy and security.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was unable to access data from nearly 7,800 devices in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 with technical tools despite possessing proper legal authority to pry them open, a growing figure that impacts every area of the agency’s work, Wray said during a speech at a cyber security conference in New York.
The FBI has been unable to access data in more than half of the devices that it tried to unlock due to encryption, Wray added.
“This is an urgent public safety issue,” Wray added, while saying that a solution is “not so clear cut.”
Unbreakable encryption is not a threat to public safety. The threat to public safety is with these Moslems and gang members from Central America that have been allowed into the country. All this in the name of diversity and tolerance.
It’s also a fact that when companies provide back doors to allow for government spying, those tools escape into the wild and create greater problems. The government would be better off if they worked with companies to improve encryption and security standards instead of demanding back doors.
But honestly, if the FBI was serious about public safety they’d be lobbying to remove all these third world savages from our country. I’m tired of being told that we can’t have freedom and privacy because of these violent third world populations that have been brought in. The solution to this problem is obvious but everybody is afraid of being called a racist and they refuse to propose it. It’s the dumbest situation imaginable.