Israeli data extraction firm Cellebrite announced the ability to break into any iPhone or Android device for law enforcement agencies near the same time Trump administration officials weighed the pros and cons of banning encryption law enforcement can’t break.
Senior Trump officials met Wednesday to discuss whether to seek legislation that would crack down on end-to-end encryption in a move that would reignite a feud between federal law enforcement and Silicon Valley stemming from the San Bernardino iPhone case.
While companies like Apple and Google bill the encryption as a privacy and safety feature, law enforcement agencies argue the feature hinders investigations into terrorism, drug trafficking and child pornography.
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