FBI Still Wants Encryption Compromise Where None is Possible

FBI Director Comey is still searching for a so-called compromise on encryption, even though no such compromise is possible. The director made the comments while speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security last Wednesday, where he said Americans should discuss the issue after the 2016 elections. He said we should have that conversation before some event involving encryption makes it impossible to discuss rationally.

“We are moving to a place where wide swaths of American life are absolutely private,” Mr. Comey said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “This is a different way to live. The FBI should not tell people what the answer is. Neither should companies. We have to have a conversation in this country about where we want to be.”