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Barr Asks Apple to Unlock Pensacola Killer’s Phones, Setting Up Clash

Katie Benner, reporting for The New York Times:

“We’re not trying to weaken encryption, to be clear,” Mr. Bowdich said at a news conference, noting that the issue has come up with thousands of devices that investigators want to see in other cases.

That’s exactly what they are trying to do. There is no magic way to allow law enforcement to access encrypted contents without allowing everyone else the same path. Mathematics doesn’t discern between “good guys” and “bad guys”.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020