FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public

FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public:

Officials now admit none of those statements are true.

[Sigh. They still don’t know the actual number, and are conducting an audit. Further: “Since then, Wray has repeated the claim about 7,800 locked phones, including in a March speech. Those remarks were echoed earlier this month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“Last year, the FBI was unable to access investigation-related content on more than 7,700 devices — even though they had the legal authority to do so. Each of those devices was tied to a threat to the American people,” Sessions said.”]

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