The administration remains deeply divided on the issue, sources said.
The Feds withdrew legal action that would have forced Apple to help crack open an iPhone from the San Bernardino shooting.
The tech company is "barely one step ahead of hackers at all times."
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he was "very concerned" about new steps Silicon Valley tech giants were taking to strengthen privacy protections on mobile devices.
The director further expressed concern that public outcry over privacy in the wake of the NSA scandal may lead to unforeseen