The French spin on phone encryption. Both France and the US have been recent victims of terrorism. France has a long history of advocating les droits des hommes (the rights of citizens). For the French government to side with the US in advocating the cooperation of tech companies with law enforcement points to a common threat where the privacy of telephone conversations must yield to national security.
The first real computer I owned back in the 1980s had encryption software that unquestionably rivaled anything I worked with in the military back in the Cold War. The Patriot Act, after 9-11 was silent about phone encryption. Requiring a court order before a wiretap seemed to be a sufficient Constitutional protection for civil liberties since the government had the upper hand in these matters. Now there are encryption programs and cryptography methods in the hands of the general public that rival those of governmental agencies, domestic or foreign.
Edward Snowden’s former employer is supposed to be the cat’s meow when it comes to breaking into encrypted communications. It seems highly skeptical to me that Apple software has not already been compromised by someone in or out of government, not just ours. Being able to include information obtained illegally in an action before a court of law is the real problem.
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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪