FBI overstated number of locked cellphones in encryption debate

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(Worthy News) - The FBI has overstated the number encrypted cellphones that investigators are unable to access because of a flawed internal accounting system that relied on multiple databases.

In public statements and congressional testimony, FBI Director Christopher Wray had put the number of locked devices recovered during criminal investigations at more than 7,700, illustrating a persistent problem known as "Going Dark."

But in a statement Tuesday, the FBI said it had recently became "aware of flaws with the methodology" used to gather statistics from three separate databases to measure the problem. [ Source: USA Today (Read More...) ]

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