FBI Wants You To Believe in Encryption

FBI director James B. Coney complains that tech companies are not giving the government much help in snooping on people. He may be trying to lull people into a false sense of security.
Spying's getting too hard.

Ever since Apple and Google announced last month that the contents of mobile devices running their operating systems will be encrypted by default, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey has been waging a campaign against it, complaining that law enforcement agencies cannot keep up with modern technology. The more he says it, the more I'm inclined to believe a conspiracy theory: What if the FBI wants us to believe that technological advances make our data safe -- precisely because they don't?

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