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FBI fails to overcome a protective measure when trying to access the smartphones of suspected criminals

FBI fails to overcome a protective measure when trying to access the smartphones of suspected criminals

28 Nov 2017 08:53, views: 463

Speaking at a meeting in Philadelphia of the conference of heads of police departments, the FBI Director Christopher ray said that his Department last year failed to hack and get data from 6900 smartphones – more than half of those whose content Bureau was interested.

“This is a very big and serious problem, – said ray. – This affects investigations in all areas – drugs, human trafficking, terrorism, counterintelligence, gang violence, organized crime, exploitation of children”.

The FBI has repeatedly demanded smartphone manufacturers to provide the Agency with the opportunity, if necessary, to overcome the protection of the data embedded in their devices. Although the court affirmed the right of the FBI to receive information from the devices of suspected criminals, the manufacturers refuse to cooperate with law enforcement. Their leaders refer to the fact that the smartphone users today store a large amount of data of a personal nature, including financial documents, and this data may fall into the hands of hackers if not protected.

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