Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivers remarks at the 65th Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Just two days after the FBI said it could not get into the Sutherland Springs shooter’s seized iPhone, Politico Pro published a lengthy interview with a top Department of Justice official who has become the “government’s unexpected encryption warrior.”
According to the interview, which was summarized and published in transcript form on Thursday for subscribers of the website, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein indicated that the showdown between DOJ and Silicon Valley is quietly intensifying.
“We have an ongoing dialogue with a lot of tech companies in a variety of different areas,” he told Politico Pro. “There’s some areas where they are cooperative with us.

But on this particular issue of encryption, the tech companies are moving in the opposite direction.

They’re moving in favor of more and more warrant-proof encryption.”
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