FBI Director Asks Congress to Help with Phone Encryption

The head of the FBI, battling Apple over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the killers in a December rampage in San Bernardino, Calif., called on Congress to settle the question of when law enforcement officials should get access to citizens’ private data. “The larger question isn’t going to be answered in the courts, and shouldn’t be,” the FBI chief, James B. Comey Jr., told lawmakers at a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee.