The FBI has issued an interesting position regarding the encryption of our smartphones. It turns out that this is not a useful function, but a "threat to public safety." The only question is … who is right?

The FBI's standpoint on smartphone encryption has not changed completely – it was not even affected by the release of James Comey. During a special cybersecurity conference held in New York, the new FBI head Christopher Wray shared interesting statistics that were strictly related to mobile devices and encryption technologies. It turned out that these solutions may hinder law enforcement agencies despite the fact that in practice it is they who are to ensure the security of our data. However, the FBI report is impressive and I will not fail to mention the most important data here. Until 30 September 2017, the FBI failed to break encryption or access content in 7775 mobile devices – the agency does not mention if it comes to iPhones or Android devices, but I think that we can safely assume that all the operating sytems were among the "stubborn" devices. Looking at the whole list, the number 7775 means half of the equipment that the FBI had ever liked. Well, Christopher Way acknowledges: the fact that we can not do this is an important problem for society. Okay, I can understand it in a way, but unfortunately it's not black and white. Unless he would like anyone to have access to my data and try to protect it, I would like the services to be able to operate on devices after terrorist attacks or other difficult matters – it is very possible that this would contribute to the progress of the investigation or the curtailment the whole procedure. Unfortunately, the situation with encryption is not zero-one. Remember how the FBI asked Apple to create a backdoor, or an access gate that would allow surveillance of smartphones? Exactly. It only shows how much information the agency wants to collect and how I understand the desire to break smartphones, so I do not understand the need to listen to all citizens. No, no, and not once again. This does not mean, however, that the FBI has tied hands . In the case of San Bernardino, the company paid an independent producer almost a million dollars for breaking the iPhone. Probably in the future it will be similar, unless one of the producers surrenders to the practice of rear gates. Unfortunately, the FBI only looks in one direction, and does not see or try to see and hear the opinions of "ordinary" people. The situation is difficult to circumvent, but certainly not without a way out. You just need to get rid of controversial platitudes. So for starters. Source: Reuters