FBI Director James Comey, Tim Cook, and security insiders continue to debate whether or not the US government has the right to strong arm Apple into giving them access to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farouk’s cell phone.
Fortunately, we have the brilliant John Oliver to sort out this mess.
On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver made an insightful and humorous case as to why the government should not have the right to force tech giants to weaken their encryption technology for the sake of law enforcement.
Oliver makes the argument that doing so is “bound to set a precedent.”
Think of the government as your dad, if he asks you to help him with his iPhone, be careful, because if you do it once, you’ll be doing it 14 times a day.
Even Apple CEO Tim cook makes the point that “No one, I believe, would want a master key built that would turn hundreds of millions of locks, even if that key were in the possession of a person you trust the most. That key could be stolen.”