Often they have enough evidence to justify a search of a suspect's device. But they do not have the actual ability to search many encrypted smartphones and computers.
The only solution they can think of is to violate your rights, my rights, and the rights of tech companies. They want to force companies to make their products vulnerable to attacks, in order to make their investigations and prosecutions easier.
The inability of law enforcement authorities to access data from electronic devices due to powerful encryption is an "urgent public safety issue," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday as he sought to renew a contentious debate over privacy and security.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was unable to access data from nearly 7,800 devices in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 with technical tools despite possessing proper legal authority to pry them open, a growing figure that impacts every area of the agency's work, Wray said during a speech at a cyber security conference in New York…