03 Nov Attorney General: Tech Companies Should Help Feds Access Encrypted Communication
Last Thursday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted tech companies for giving federal investigators inadequate assistance with regards to accessing encrypted communications.
He added that Silicon Valley too often refuse to cooperate with authorities, or comply with court orders. To make his point, Sessions cited the Garland Texas terrorist incident where two gunmen carrying assault rifles open fired at an exhibit that featured caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
He said that the terrorists used encrypted messaging to communicate with other terrorists overseas, which prevented law enforcement from knowing what had been said then.