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FBI Unable To Unlock Texas Gunman's Phone, Reviving Debate Over Privacy And Security05:43Download

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FBI agents search for clues at the entrance to the First Baptist Church, after a mass shooting that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2017. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
FBI agents search for clues at the entrance to the First Baptist Church, after a mass shooting that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2017. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The question of access a mass shooter's cellphone has come up again: The FBI has the Texas church shooter's phone, but can't unlock it. The Texas case is reminiscent of the aftermath of the 2015 San Bernardino attack, when the FBI and Apple battled over unlocking a recovered phone.

Here & Now's Robin Young hears the latest on the debate over security and privacy from Peter Swire (@peterswire), professor of law and ethics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and author of "The NSA Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World."

This segment aired on November 9, 2017.

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