Yesterday, we wrote about law enforcement freaking out over the announcements from both Apple and Google that they’d start encrypting phones by default, better protecting data on those phones from anyone who wants it — whether government/law enforcement or hackers.
We noted, oddly, that former FBI guy Ronald Hosko had showed up in articles in both the Washington Post and the WSJ spewing a bunch of FUD about it. In the WSJ:
The level of privacy described by Apple and Google is “wonderful until it’s your kid who is kidnapped and being abused, and because of the technology, we can’t get to them,” said Ronald Hosko, who left the FBI earlier this year as the head of its criminal-investigations division. “Who’s going to get lost because of this, and we’re not going to crack the case?”