FBI Director James Comey: Absolute Privacy Does Not Exist in US

“There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America,” said FBI Director James Comey this week during a speech on cybersecurity.

His words came just days after WikiLeaks released CIA documents showing the organization’s profound hacking powers in the US.

It’s a sensitive time in the US, but Comey did not back down from his agenda: he suggested that encryption technology actually be weakened so that the FBI can more easily access devices—to aid in investigations, of course.

Comey, who some have blamed for a last-minute dismantling of Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, also confirmed he intends to complete his six remaining years as the head of the FBI.

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