FBI: ISIS-Inspired July 4th Plots Foiled


FBI Director James ComeyFBI Director James Comey said on Thursday authorities thwarted ISIS-inspired planned attacks over the Fourth of July weekend with the arrest of more than 10 people in the month before the holiday.

Comey did not provide the number of plots foiled or their intended targets. Some of those arrested were in communication with ISIS militants through encrypted data, according to a U.S. security source.

The FBI reportedly pressured tech companies to lift encryption that allows users privacy protections shielding them from law

enforcement. Comey has argued that dozens of people inspired by ISIS have disappeared from FBI monitoring because of encrypted data. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}