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Passcode FBI director calls tech giants’ stance on strong encryption 'depressing'

James Comey lashed out at tech companies such as Apple and Google after they sent a letter to Obama opposing law enforcement proposals to build 'back doors' into secure products.

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FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday criticized tech giants including Apple and Google for opposing so-called “back doors” in security software for government agencies to access encrypted phones, computers, and other devices.