So about this US Government versus Apple debacle re: unlocking the San Bernardino terrorists’ iPhone…
It’s been confounding me as to the solution for a while now.
It falls into the broad national/global discussion that’s been going on since 9/11 as to what is the proper balance when it comes to Privacy versus Security?
Is there even such a thing?
Or is it more like sailing a ship, where we know exactly where we want to navigate to, yet we continually have to make course corrections to get there…
But as far as this phone debacle, I, like the not so fly Super Spy General Hayden, do not believe the government should be allowed a “key to the back door” into all encrypted phones/technology.
However, while listening to the FBI Director testify before Congress re: the debacle, he made a pretty eye-opening, yet pretty basic statement when considering our Constitution and our normal policing practices for entering a citizen’s personal places and spaces…
It’s called a warrant.
The police can get a warrant to access a suspect’s home, car, storage locker, library account, etc….
Why cannot the police get a warrant to access a locked phone?