The former FBI director recognizes his criticism of Apple was "thoughtless," but he doesn't see the underlying problem with seeking cybersecurity back doors.
San Bernardino Shooting
Report: FBI Officials Dragged Feet Breaking into Terrorist's Phone to Try to Force Apple to Weaken Encryption
A political battle following the San Bernardino attack was the result of an attempt to make a test case.
FBI refuses to publicly reveal security vulnerability.
Agency wants to avoid a review process over passing information back to Apple.
It wouldn't make a 'back door'-it would make a gigantic crater.
The two switch sides in the request for access, but the underlying issues are the same.
The Senate is still interested in legislation that could weaken everybody's security.
In the 11th hour, feds ask to delay court hearing over access to terrorist's work phone.
Accusing Apple of "hyperbole" is pretty ballsy...and utterly wrongheaded.
Both sides will be back in court next week.
Nobody believes it's 'just one phone.'
Big names in tech file briefs in support.
Federal officials can't keep their own secrets. Would you really trust them with the ability to access yours?
Rubio, Cruz accept claim that the encryption fight is over "just one phone."
Company reveals formal opposition plan to demand they help weaken phone security.
The talking points insist this Apple case is an isolated incident. Evidence suggests otherwise.
DOJ Attempts to Force Apple's Cooperation, Calls Our Data Security a 'Marketing' Concern, Hopes We Ignore the Big Picture
The government wants what it wants, consequences be damned.
The stick has been suggested. Now where is the carrot?
This seemingly simple demand opens a massive can of extremely dangerous worms.
Consider Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Justin Amash and guess which is which.
Company will not compromise user security to help access terrorist's phone.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 covers guns with lethal features like threaded barrels and folding stocks.
Did an Obama-administration policy prevent the feds from looking at Tashfeen Malik's social-media profiles? Yes and no.
Surveillance brought up in Republican debate.
SWAT team's heroic response to mass shooting leads to calls for more military gear for local cops.
A perfect storm of hysteria and anti-government sentiments will lead to...what, exactly?
Baffling contradictions about privacy or just old-fashioned blame-shifting?
No-gun zones like the one in effect where the San Bernardino shooting took place are not only unconstitutional but also an invitation to disaster.
Over one-third of the 680,000 suspected terrorists have "no recognized terrorist group affiliation."
'See something, say something' vs. 'mind your own business'
You'd think our constitutional expert of a president would have a better grasp of 'due process.'
The category has no meaning except through legislation.
The president didn't lay out a new plan as much as remind us of what he's been doing for months already.
Words are words and bullets are bullets. You'd expect journalists to understand that.
Five ways to respond better.
A perfect storm for the policy agendas of gun grabbers and Muslim bashers, of right-wing and left-wing statists.