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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

So...FBI wants extra powers then

So, the FBI boss compares wanting to read any and all correspondence on your device at any time, with being able to tap phones with a warrant. Nothing has been lost then, the FBI is still permitted to tap phone calls with a warrant. This is in fact the FBI wanting extra powers (with a warrant or not) that they currently don't have.

Plus, of course, backdooring people's phones is madness from a security perspective.

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