- “Absolute privacy” does not exist in America, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday during a conference on cybersecurity in Boston.
- “All of us have a reasonable expectation of privacy in our homes, in our cars and in our devices,” Comey said. “But [a reasonable expectation of privacy] also means with good reason, in court, government, through law enforcement, can invade our private spaces.”
- “There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America.”
- Comey was discussing the rising prevalence of encryption software since Edward Snowden revealed information about the National Security Agency’s global surveillance programs in 2013; such software prevented the FBI from accessing 1,200 of the 2,800 devices it was granted permission to search at the end of 2016. Read more (3/9/17 12:49 PM)