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Senior FBI agent: Every uncrackable phone we have represents a victim without justice

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Senior FBI agent: Every uncrackable phone we have represents a victim without justice

The New York FBI's cyber division chief, Aristedes Mahairas, has voiced frustration with big tech companies for making it harder to investigate crime.
He told Business Insider that every device the FBI is prevented from accessing represents "at least one victim."
Tech companies, like Apple and Facebook, have been extremely reticent to lift barriers for investigators because they fear it will compromise user security.
Mahairas acknowledged that there is a balance to be struck between police work and wider public security, but said the FBI is "knocking on the front door" with court orders.
It comes as Apple closed a security loophole that will prevent police from accessing iPhones.
A senior FBI agent has voiced frustration with big tech companies, such as Apple and Facebook, for making it harder for law enforcement to investigate crime.
The FBI has consistently lamented encryption as a roadblock to accessing suspected criminals' devices, with director Christopher Wray saying last year that it was "a huge, huge...

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