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Government Surveillance

The FBI Wants More Access to Your iPhone. Congress Is Standing in the Way.

The National Journal reports on FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech, quoting commentary from CDT Director of Security & Surveillance, Greg Nojeim. 

…the plan will face fierce resistance from tech companies and privacy advocates. They warn that any backdoor for law enforcement could also be exploited by hackers. Greg Nojeim, a senior counsel with the Center for Democracy and Technology, said he doubts Congress will enact legislation to make U.S. products less secure.

“Who in Europe is going to buy these newly compromised cell phones if Congress insists that they be made with backdoors for U.S. law enforcement?” Nojeim asked. “It’s probably one of the worst job killers a member of Congress could propose.”

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