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Friday, February 19, 2016

Tech giants back Apple's refusal to hack iPhone

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a common argument is how the govt is justified in infringing on our privacy for the collective security of others, esp after the spate of terrorists attacks in recent years, the latest being the bombing in Paris and Jakarta, and just a few days ago, Ankara in Turkey.
Here in this article, we have Tim Cook (no, he's not a chef, but Apple's CEO) refusing to abide by the state's order to hack into the iphone, citing the slippery slope argument (a useful rebuttal to the earlier point) as to how this will set a dangerous precedent:

He called it a "chilling" attack on civil liberties and warned that ultimately the government could "demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone's microphone or camera without your knowledge".

For those who told me u recently did the 2006 compre on freedom and liberty, you may want to think about this.

Is there such a thing as privacy any more?
To what extent should the government be allowed to interfere in the rights of others?