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Silicon Valley Faces Showdown as Lawmakers Fume Over Encryption

James Comey, FBI

FBI Director James Comey, right, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday.

Credit: Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

A number of lawmakers on Thursday expressed a growing frustration with technology companies and signaled Congress would consider either curbing encrypted communications or allowing law enforcement to gain new access to records, a sharp reversal from a multi-year shift towards more privacy.

From The Wall Street Journal
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