House Energy & Commerce Committee

February 22, 2016

The Lowdown on the Apple-FBI Showdown

This post was originally published on this siteMany readers have asked for a primer summarizing the privacy and security issues at stake in the the dispute between Apple and the U.S. Justice Department, which last week convinced a judge in California to order Apple to unlock an iPhone used by one of assailants in the recent San Bernardino massacres. I don’t have much original reporting to contribute on this important debate, but I’m visiting it here because it’s a complex topic that deserves the broadest possible public scrutiny. Image: Elin Korneliussen (@elincello) A federal magistrate in California approved an order (PDF) granting the […]