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Re: Really?

Interesting response to the Apple vs. FBI struggle from Michael Hayden, former Director of the NSA

He's in favor of Apple and end-to-end encryption in this case. He says that it is best given the NSA's responsibility for U.S. cyber-defense.

What happened? Hayden was never this reasonable before. Is the NSA suddenly taking its national cyberdefense responsibilities seriously? Considering their zero-day-hoarding/encryption-weakening past, I have a hard time believing that. Does the NSA have some way of cracking iPhone encryption in-house, and we don't know about it? Is this legal fight happening because the FBI is too caught up in DC's "not invented here" agency-vs.-agency politics to ask the NSA to crack the iPhone in question?

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