Security and privacy has been one of the main concerns of many smartphone, tablet, smartwatch and other mobile or wearable device users. Apple has responded to these concerns by offering encryption on all of its devices, and Google has done the same, announcing the feature on the upcoming Android 5.0 L version too. It seems that the FBI isn’t as glad about the news as the OEM and users.
There has been a lot of outrage against the FBI and other government agencies about the issue of requesting user data from companies, so that’s why Apple and Google decided to put privacy at the top of the list of main concerns. FBI director has expressed his concerns that these new privacy policies would put users “above the law”, allowing them to have singular access to their own content. The FBI director was outraged at the fact that this new policy would allow kidnappers and terrorists to be above the law.