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FBI Director Wants Sympile To Provide Decryption Keys

FBI Director wants to have a national debate on encryption. What he's really saying:

"The government wants access to your secrets."

It's never going to happen. The last time I checked on SymMaps, I lived in the United States not North Korea. And at Sympile, we protect your privacy as though it was our own.

After the Director spoke at the meeting of parasites, he called me.

"What do you think, Al? Would you be part of the discussion on encryption and national security?"

I thought it was pretty funny that the FBI Director had reached out to me, especially after he had lambasted Sympile for refusing to decrypt a Symphone that they had recovered.

I didn't appreciate being put on the spot that way. The FBI tried to make us look un-American. Which is pretty funny since Sympile is probably the last corporation based in the United States. Do you have any idea how much we pay in taxes? Not that I'm complaining. I love my country.

But as I made clear to the FBI years ago, we do not have any backdoors to the Symphone. We hire the best and brightest minds to ensure that our product and services are secure. We even have a rewards program in place. Find a security issue, and we'll pay you. We have literally spent billions.

The reason we make this diligent effort to secure our products and services is to protect our users. If we placed a backdoor into the Symphone, by definition the phone would be unsecure. And every time someone lost a Symphone or downloaded a SymApp or connected to the Internet or received an email or got a text or turned on the phone, there would be a substantial risk that the SymUser's private information could be accessed by unknown third parties. Identity theft would become so common that the end result would be to arm the terrorists, pedophiles, and other criminals that are sought to be stopped.

Browsing history, contacts, phone calls, location, texts, emails, passwords, finances, health, photos, video, must all be protected by the strongest encryption. A backdoor to an individual's personal data is a backdoor to the person's life. And while the Attorney General may be calling for a Brave New World, Sympile will not turn back the clocks to 1984.