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By SecureWorld News Team
Thu | Nov 9, 2017 | 3:22 PM PST


While US President Donald Trump thinks it's too early to discuss gun control in the wake of Sunday's Texas church massacre – his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pushing for backdoors.

Specifically, a backdoor so investigators can forcibly and easily unlock devices, decrypting and presenting the information they contain on demand.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting with biz leaders in Linthicum, Maryland, Rosenstein said the FBI had the shooter's phone, understood to be an iPhone, in their possession but were unable to unlock it to view the contents. Preventing agents from accessing devices in criminal investigations should not be allowed, he argued.

 

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