After former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, said that smartphones are getting too hard to monitor, another shocking statement comes to our attention. FBI Director James B. Comey gave a speech where he pretty much said that Americans should let the FBI to spy on them, for their own safety.
FBI Director James B. Comey Wants You to Let Them Spy on Them
The FBI Director James B. Comey said in a speech yesterday that the adoption of advanced encryption technologies is going to stop law enforcement agents to collect precious information and evidence against criminals.
FBI Director James B. Comey doesn’t like the fact that Apple and Google are getting better at protecting their customers’ data and he wasn’t afraid to say so. Comey basically wants you to let the government spy on you, because that’s the smart thing to do. He went on to cite four cases in which access to laptops and smartphones proved vital to investigations.
Here is a part of his speech:
Those charged with protecting our people aren’t always able to access the evidence we need to prosecute crime and prevent terrorism even with lawful authority. We have the legal authority to intercept and access communications and information pursuant to court order, but we often lack the technical ability to do so.”
FBI Director James B. Comey believes that if we continue to encourage the strengthening of personal data encryption, then the law enforcement agents are going to have a harder time at doing their job.
In short, national security agencies and the US law enforcement want U.S. citizens to let them spy on them. What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you believe that we should allow the government to have access to our personal information?