Either he's a liar, or the European Patent Office is illegally granting software patents.
It's actually the latter, and illegally granting unenforceable patents (in the hopes actually, that the pressure will be on to change the legislation; and to make a good buck in between) is what we call "fraud".
Sadly, there is nobody who has jurisdiction over the EPO, so this fraud has been going on for the last 20 years..
And what exactly makes the FBI have these domains in the first place? It's not like they've won any judgement or even proved they were used for criminal activities. It does actually more look like some illegal scam on the side of the FBI.
Did the DOJ ever hear about the foundations of the State of Law, namely the separation of power?
Well, separation of power says THE FUCKING DOJ DOES NOT MAKE LAWS, not even propose! And if they're trying they're trying to subvert democracy itself. I'd call such an action treasonous and at least enough to fire all involved people within the DOJ immediately, with a ban of ever working in the DOJ again.
This shitty generation could die already and leave us alone. Trouble is, it's not "that generation" that's responsible for the trouble. I'm actually meeting total luddites, technical idiots, nincompoops that have no idea about what's even mathematically possible, and they're all younger than me. And a lot more authoritarian.
My generation is those that were teenagers when the Berlin wall fell. Apparently there's both an older generation of fuckwits that wants these walls again, like Trump, but also a younger one that's okay with them.
Yes, and he got it completely backwards: But smartphone encryption, one of the great public safety challenges of our time, remains almost entirely self-regulated. Encryption is the safety-measure here, it protects billions of people from identity theft, stalking, fraud and other crimes.
If you want to increase security and safety, you need to outlaw non-encrypted phones and any kind of law-enforcement access or other backdoor.
Of course, I don't really know whether they would pull an Obama as soon as they took office and reverted their positions by 180 degrees, but at least their positions aren't fascist and mercantilist crap from the get-go.
Yes, we range the second-lowest when it comes to violent crimes (despite of having lots of guns; long guns however) but we also do something that must be terrifying for US Americans: We swear. A Lot. In public. On stages. In TV. On the fucking Internet. Everywhere.