FBI renews call for wider wiretap powers

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WASHINGTON D.C.: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey renewed a call on Thursday (Friday in Manila) for broader authority to tap into emerging technologies, saying the Edward Snowden revelations have led to unwarranted mistrust of law enforcement. Comey said revelations about widespread surveillance have led to a climate which could hinder the ability to catch criminals and terrorists, underscored by new efforts to encrypt smartphones to make them inaccessible to investigators, even with a warrant.
AFP

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