ABAJ: FBI overestimated the number of encrypted phones while arguing for workarounds by Jason Tashea:
The FBI has admitted that it overestimated—by potentially 550 percent, sources say—the
number of cellphones investigators cannot access due to encryption.
The miscount was “due to an error in methodology,” according to a correction to prepared remarks given by FBI Director Christopher Wray in January.
In the remarks given at the FBI International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York City, Wray talked about the “Going Dark” problem, where encryption hides communications from law enforcement even after the phone has been taken into evidence.