They can’t even get into this cell phone, and they’re going to keep us safe from future attacks? The ISIS jihadis have outstripped the FBI in encryption technology, and Obama calls them the JV team. The FBI is going for help to the tech industry, when it should have the very best, cutting-edge decoding technology. But it doesn’t, because the Obama administration is committed to the idea that we’re not in a war, and refuses to acknowledge either the enemy ideology or its capabilities.
“FBI unable to crack San Bernardino killers’ cell phone,” CBS, February 9, 2016:
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday one of the phones used by the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attacks remains inaccessible to investigators more than two months after 14 people were fatally shot.
Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey cited the case as an example of how encryption is affecting counterterrorism efforts. But he said the dilemma of bad guys “going dark” is mostly affecting state and local law enforcement officials who are trying to solve murder, drug and car accident cases.
Companies are increasingly making devices such as cellphones with encryption that allows only the people communicating to read the messages.
Comey said it’s a big problem when law enforcement armed with a search warrant can’t open a phone, even when a judge says there’s probable cause to have it opened.
The December 2 shooting left 14 people dead and 22 others wounded….
The White House has called on the tech industry for help in disrupting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorist groups. Investigators say the San Bernardino shooting was inspired by ISIS.