What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Case?
March 2, 2016 by C. Mitchell Shaw
There is a lot at stake in the case of the FBI demanding that Apple create new software to enable the agency to circumvent the encryption on the iPhone of one of the Sam Bernardino shooters. The FBI argues that the phone — used by Syed Farook, but which actually belongs to the county of San Bernardino, where Farook was employed — may contain information about his terrorist contacts. Privacy advocates and Apple argue that the software the FBI wants is a backdoor and would threaten the privacy — and liberty — of anyone using encryption on any device to protect their data and communications.
Late last month, Apple lawyer Ted Olson told CNN’s Laurie Segall that if Apple loses the case challenging a court order to provide the software, it would lead to a police state. He…
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