FBI Still Trying to Unlock Texas Killer’s Smartphone

November 10, 2017


The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley, who shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town on Sunday. The bureau’s revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.

The smartphone has been sent to the FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, for analysis, Christopher Combs, FBI special agent in charge, said during a Tuesday press conference.

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