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FBI chief James Comey says Calif. killers used encrypted email, but not social media

FBI chief James Comey says Calif. killers used encrypted email, but not social media

The couple who killed 14 people and wounded nearly two dozen others this month in California chatted secretly of jihad long before they married or entered the United States, not on social media as politicians have claimed, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday at a Manhattan law enforcement conference, where he urged the public to remain alert for signs someone close to them is being radicalized online. Comey said those messages between Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were direct,…

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Obama administration has decided not to seek a legislative remedy now

Obama administration has decided not to seek a legislative remedy now

FBI Director James Comey told a congressional panel that the Obama administration won’t ask Congress for legislation requiring the tech sector to install backdoors into their products so the authorities can access encrypted data. Comey said the administration for now will continue lobbying private industry to create backdoors to allow the authorities to open up locked devices to investigate criminal cases and terrorism. “The administration has decided not to seek a legislative remedy now, but it makes sense to continue…

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