While planning to appeal, former Sheriff Lee Baca faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
“Whether it’s the Obama administration or the Trump administration, the government should not be able to keep its rules for spying on journalists without a court order secret.”
The Grand Rapids Police Department announced that the department’s Major Case Team is investigating the incident while the FBI special agent remains in custody.
The government has never been allowed to create a “backdoor” to encrypted devices. Now, it’s trying to force Apple to build one.
Apple is, for now, fighting the US government's effort to force it to decrypt a San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone, arguing correctly that doing so would jeopardize encryption of all iPhones. But the company has a history of cooperating with the FBI in handing over phone and computer data of users, so why is it fighting this time?
Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.
Former FBI agent and New York Congressman, Michael Grimm who resigned from Congress earlier this year to avoid an investigation by the House Committee on Ethics, plead guilty to tax fraud. He now faces a prison sentence.
The U.S. and Britain governments are pushing for “exceptional access” to encrypted communications to track criminals and terrorists. Many cryptographers, computer scientists, and security specialists are against this allowance.