Tag Archives: National Security

The Conflict Between Apple And The FBI Has A Long History – And Your Privacy Is At Stake

by Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

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American consumers are becoming more sensitive to the potential for technological invasions of their privacy. Revelations of government spying on phone conversations, made by whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden, and of prosecutors’ overreaching have sharpened the tech community’s sense that weakened security threatens the privacy of the average citizen more than it aids law-enforcement—and also sharpened suspicions of government motivations. Read More ›

How Apple Ended Up In The Government’s Encryption Crosshairs

by Brandon Bailey and Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press

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[The Center for Democracy and Technology, which has criticized government surveillance,] warned that other companies could face similar orders in the future. Others said a government victory could encourage regimes in China and other countries to make similar requests for access to smartphone data. … “This case is going to affect everyone’s privacy and security around the world,” said Lee Tien, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group in San Francisco. Read More ›