The Need For Encryption

February 17, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] |

From Apple:

We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good. Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them. But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

The EFF is supporting Apple

Essentially, the government is asking Apple to create a master key so that it can open a single phone. And once that master key is created, we're certain that our government will ask for it again and again, for other phones, and turn this power against any software or device that has the audacity to offer strong security.

Find your representatives and ask them if this is representing your best interests. Ask them to explain how a master key makes us safe. It's probably a good idea to remind them that they are not exempt.