Going Dark

FBI Director James Comey Speaks at Kenyon College

By Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 11:32 PM

Wednesday evening finds me at Kenyon College, at a conference on privacy, where I will speaking tomorrow on a combination of this paper and some work I have been doing recently on sexual extortion online. This evening, however, FBI Director James Comey gave a keynote address that turned into one of the best engagements I have seen on the subject of encryption. Comey's speech was excellent and interesting, but what made the event special was the unusually good questions from students and members of the local community and his engagement with them.

Here are some items of particular interest from the speech, as I reported them on Twitter:

Here is the video of the event, which we will podcast as well. I recommend watching it in its entirety.