The FBI director at the Apple judiciary hearing gets schooled on security tech by a congressman

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“I don’t know.” “I don’t know if that would work.” “I have no idea.” “I’m not sure I even fully understand the questions.”
Safe to say, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey was unprepared for a barrage of technical questions by California congressman Darrell Issa (R), during a hearing on iPhone encryption. The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today (March 1) after Apple refused to comply with a federal court order to help the FBI break into the iPhone 5c of one of the San Bernardino shooters by bypassing a security feature that erases its data after too many unsuccessful unlocking attempts. To do so, Apple said it would have to create a special version of its mobile operating system. Read More: Quartz

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