Mike Masnick Explains: Apple Versus The FBI

from the in-case-you-were-wondering dept

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While the DOJ may be thinking about ways to weasel out of the San Bernardino fight with Apple, the underlying fight about backdooring encryption remains. The DOJ may focus on other cases, such as the one in NY, where the facts line up a bit more in its favor, or elsewhere. Or we may soon see legislation to backdoor encryption.

We've seen so much confusion and misinformation going around, that I thought it might be useful to create a short "explainer video" that shows why this is such a big deal, and why everyone should be supporting Apple, in this case, against the Justice Department (and against any legislation that requires backdoors). Please check it out and share it.

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    Mike Masnick (profile), 22 Mar 2016 @ 10:46am

    Re: Re: Re: Practical politics

    Oh, I'm not sure it's even true. It may be more truthy than truthful.

    Yeah, pretty sure that's not true.

    Otoh, it is probably safe to say that Ronald Reagan had better political skills than you or me. He got to be president after all—and you're not Barack Obama.

    A few other thoughts on this:

    1. Small sample size issue with your survey here...
    2. I'm not running for office. Even if this applies, it applies only to running for office. But explaining can actually help a lot in terms of the process itself. For example, see this article that was written for us by a former Congressional staffer on our *last* crowdfunding campaign about how useful our explanations were in the process: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140729/05504028040/if-you-want-to-know-how-supporting-techdirt-c an-help-shift-debate-washington-dc-read-this.shtml

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