The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) director James Brien Comey, Jr. is one of the nation's top cops. But he's drawn the ire of civil liberty groups and citizen activists alike both over allegations of his agency's role in helping the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spy on Americans and over his recent comments to the press that suggest it's "dangerous" for mobile firms to offer full-device encryption.
Even outside the civil liberties space, this attitude is drawing quiet but pointed criticism from the world of enterprise IT, where encryption is often essential for protecting corporate secrets against both private and public espionage.
In a new interview with CBS Corp.'s (CBS) 60 Minutes program, Director Comey does not shy from his past remarks. In the bizarre interview, he seems to contradict himself just seconds later at times. Continue>>>