Encryption 101

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Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 7.18.19 PMI don’t know which is worse, the fact that the FBI is incapable of being able to break into an iPhone or the fact that Apple refuses to corporate with them.  I think it is a toss-up, six of one, half a dozen of another.   Any smart little kid could tinker into it.  My 3.5 year old great niece could do it in about a minute.

I don’t quite like the idea of Apple refusing to co-operate with the FBI.  In fact, I’m rethinking my next Apple purchase.  I do think that those who give up freedom for security deserve neither, but there needs to be a reasonable medium.  If this were World War II, Tim Cook would be in prison for treason.

We know the phone in question belong to San Bernardino, who has given the FBI permission to do what they need to do.  Should that not be enough to convince Tim Cook he’s not violating anyone’s freedom and rights but that of a dead terrorist?

I wonder what Steve Jobs would have done.

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