Big Brother vs Apple? Security vs Privacy?

I find the controversy involving the FBI seeking access to the I-phone rather disturbing. It’s not a simple premise of “security versus privacy,” as Wired magazine points out.

And I find this quote from Reuters to put things in perspective.

Most technology security experts, including many who have served in government, have said technical efforts to provide government access to encrypted devices inevitably degrades security for everyone. It is an argument that has been made since the 1990s, when the government tried and failed to force tech companies to incorporate a special chip into their products for surveillance purposes.

Tim Cook and Apple states in their letter to customers, “The FBI is proposing an unprecedented use of the All Writs Act of 1789 to justify an expansion of its authority.” Nothing like an from 200+ years ago to use in the high-tech world of 2016.

In any case, we should all read and listen to the issues and possible outcomes from this situation. It could affect our privacy for years to come.

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