Government's Encryption Warnings Overblown, Study Says

For more than two years the FBI and intelligence agencies have warned that encrypted communications are creating a “going dark” crisis that will keep them from tracking terrorists and kidnappers. Now, a study in which current and former intelligence officials participated concludes that the warning is wildly overblown, and that a raft of new technologies -- like television sets with microphones and web-connected cars -- are creating ample opportunities for the government to track suspects, many of them worrying.