FBI director says legal war on encryption far from over

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  • Reply 21 of 28
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,474member
    hungedu said:
    Touch ID as a sole method of locking a device is not a good idea. U.S. courts are already setting the precedent that it is legal for a court to "compel" a defendant to unlock a device using a fingerprint because the defendant's fingerprint is already on record at the time of arrest. Entering a passcode requires an "internal thought process". Forcing a defendant to enter a passcode would be a violation under the 5th Amendment for self-incrimination, and is therefore far more difficult to circumvent.
    They are more than welcome to use the fingerprint on file then.
    baconstang
  • Reply 22 of 28
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,474member
    steveh said:

    3. For each terror attack in recent history, including September 11, there were sufficient clues, warning signs, signals and chatter which were completely overlooked by the government authorities leading up to the attack.
    You can go much further back than recent history to demonstrate that that's true.

    Intelligence agencies have to sift through a huge amount of chaff to find a few grains of wheat, and they always have.
    Hindsight allows you to more easily piece together what you had before the event to see how it would have come together.  It is not an easy business.
  • Reply 23 of 28
    JeffA2JeffA2 Posts: 82member
    This asshole needs to read the Bill of Rights. And while we're at it, so does Congress & the President
    And you, of course, have the one true insight into the law of the land?
  • Reply 24 of 28
    boltsfan17boltsfan17 Posts: 2,294member
    There is no way in hell the FBI's battle against encryption is weakening ISIS. Nice try Comey. ISIS has been losing ground from Russian, Syrian, and U.S. airstrikes. ISIS has been hit hard in their pockets as well from the bombings of cash reserves. Comey trying to make the outrageous claim that ISIS is weakening due to the FBI's encryption battle is as ridiculous as the statement from the San Bernardino DA who said the iPhone may hold "dormant cyber pathogens". 
    baconstangration al
  • Reply 25 of 28
    baconstangbaconstang Posts: 941member
    icoco3 said:
    hungedu said:
    Touch ID as a sole method of locking a device is not a good idea. U.S. courts are already setting the precedent that it is legal for a court to "compel" a defendant to unlock a device using a fingerprint because the defendant's fingerprint is already on record at the time of arrest. Entering a passcode requires an "internal thought process". Forcing a defendant to enter a passcode would be a violation under the 5th Amendment for self-incrimination, and is therefore far more difficult to circumvent.
    They are more than welcome to use the fingerprint on file then.
    Good luck with that.  They'd have to guess which finger, and they only get 3 tries.   Not good odds.
  • Reply 26 of 28
    zoetmbzoetmb Posts: 2,639member
    Uhh..what?

    If he really said this:
    intimating that such measures are weakening terror organizations like ISIL. 
    then there's no problem because the FBI already found a way to decrypt the phones, right?

    Maybe I missed it, but has anyone reputed to be a member of ISIL recently arrested in the U.S.?   Because if there hasn't been, then decryption of phones obviously did not lead to us being more safe.   

    More people in the U.S. die in ladder or bathtub accidents than from terrorism anyway.  
  • Reply 27 of 28
    "My Answer will be to vote for Trump..."

    Well, that's cutting off your nose to spite your brain.

    As for the topic itself, the four points made by a person above are pretty much my own, so no need to repeat. :)
  • Reply 28 of 28
    So the FBI wants the USA to become a police state. I thought the USA was a democracy. It's up to the people if they want encryption or not, not the government, thats how democracies work.

    James Comey even went to China to talk to their leaders about the subject of banning encryption. Is Comey supporting communism?
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