The FBI has made it no secret that it hates Apple and Google's efforts to encrypt files in your smartphones and tablets.Riiiiight.
Now court documents have emerged showing just how far the Feds are willing to go to decrypt citizens' data.
The paperwork has shown two cases where federal prosecutors have cited the All Writs Act – which was enacted in 1789 as part of the Judiciary Act – to force companies to decrypt information on gadgets.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
So which law gives the Feds the ability to force Apple and Google to decrypt smart phone data?
It dates to 1789: