The FBI and our alphabet of intelligence agencies have been salivating over the prospect of an encryption back door for years. The San Bernardino shootings are just the most recent pretext to weaken privacy protections. Here’s a primer on the FBI vs. Apple fight that’s easy to read even for people who use a simple Jitterbug cellphone for the elderly.
Even assuming nothing but benevolence from our myriad government agencies, a back door created for them would eventually find its way into the hands of hackers and other governments.
Read the comic at The New York Times.