Wiretap requests spiked by 17 percent during 2015, encryption rarely encountered: Report

Not a single one of the 4,148 wiretaps requested by state and federal authorities were denied during 2015, a government report revealed Thursday. The Wiretap Report, an annual review released by the Office of the U.S. Courts, indicates investigators experienced few obstacles during the last calendar year, despite requesting 17 percent more wiretaps than the year