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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    Uriel-238 (profile), 22 Mar 2016 @ 1:48pm

    Re: Re: If you're explaining, you're losing

    I commend the benefit of doubt you give to us ordinary shlubs, and I hope you're right that an explanation simple enough or funny enough or clear enough will get through.

    My experiences have been different, but are anecdotal.

    I guess so long as we don't have statistics telling us the people are idiots with short attention spans, I'll retain the hope that they aren't.

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