The Apple-FBI Encryption Hearing Was Unexpectedly Hostile to the FBI Director”

March 1, 2016

This appears to be fantastic news. Obviously, there is still more to come but the questions being asked by the House Judiciary Committee are spot on.

Sarah Jeong from Motherboard:

In an unexpectedly adversarial hearing on Tuesday, the members of the House Judiciary Committee grilled FBI Director James Comey on encryption backdoors, privacy, the All Writs Act, and even highly technical details about the iPhone 5c, for over an hour.

A couple of representatives were openly hostile to Comey, but most launched passive aggressive, loaded questions at the FBI director.

Nadler then asked Comey if a mandate for backdoors would stop bad actors from using encryption technology. Comey was forced to reply with a point-blank No.”