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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    G Thompson (profile), 22 Mar 2016 @ 10:54pm

    Well done first video Mike (and all the people who helped put it together).

    Just two slight critical suggestions:

    1. You don't need to have every single word displayed as a single slide, it's slightly annoying and distracts from the commentary.

    2. slow down when speaking by about 5bpm or more. People might get confused that your an Aussie ;)

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