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Holder says cellphone encryption will thwart law enforcement efforts
Holder says cellphone encryption will thwart law enforcement efforts

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. added his voice Tuesday to law enforcement officials concerned about encryption methods used in new cellphones made by Apple and Google. “We would hope that technology companies would be willing to work with us to ensure that law enforcement retains the ability, with court authorization, to lawfully obtain information in the course of an investigation, such as catching kidnappers and sexual predators,” Holder said in a speech at an international conference on online child sexual abuse. Although he did not name the companies involved, he was apparently referring to the newest Apple operating system, iOS 8, which will allow individuals to...

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