FBI Director Says Tech Firms' Encryption View 'Depressing'

FBI Director James Comey twice used the word “depressing” in describing his reaction to tech companies’ recent plea to President Obama for the White House to support universal strong encryption. “I read this letter and I think either these folks don’t see what I see, or they are not fair-minded,” Comey said during a Q&A at Georgetown Law school. “Either one of those things is depressing to me.”