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WSJ: ‘Barr’s Encryption Push Is Decades in the Making, but Troubles Some at FBI’

Sadie Gurman, Dustin Volz, and Tripp Mickle, reporting for The Wall Street Journal:

Some FBI officials were stunned by Mr. Barr’s rebuke of Apple, the people familiar with the matter said, and believe the Pensacola case is the wrong one to press in the encryption fight, in part because they believed Apple had already provided ample assistance to the probe.

Like I’ve been arguing, this has nothing to do with the Pensacola case in particular and everything to do with a push to make encryption illegal.

Friday, 17 January 2020