WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey recently speaking to Senate Intelligence Committee admitted that they’ve been unable to unlock the cell phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Why is it OK for Silicon Valley to have all our private information but not the intelligence gathering community?
The FBI and other agencies have important responsibilities to protect the privacy of Americans as they fight against terrorism. They must get permission to delve into peoples’ personal files and communications. But when they don’t have even the ability to get the information that they need to fight our enemies, something is wrong.
Technology companies must cooperate fully with the FBI and other agencies. There has to be a way to get the data from all forms of digital technology when it’s necessary in an emergency. And the prevention of another San Bernardino is definitely an emergency.