Are software companies heroes for resisting law enforcement efforts via court order to access encrypted data on devices like Androids and IPhones?
In 2014, Wired magazine called out FBI Director Jim Comey for being a scare monger for insisting that such data be accessible for criminal investigations. The piece argued that the chances data would be only on an encrypted Android/IPhone alone and not in the cloud was infinitesimally small. Yet, that is precisely the situation with a smart phone connected to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
I had a spirited discussion with radio host Chip Franklin on this topic. Listen to the interview here: