Have you seen this yet? Of course you have. John Oliver's videos have lately been tackling a lot of pressing issues like this one about the battle for encryption with Apple and the FBI at the forefront.
To sum up some facts quickly:
- Judge ordered Apple to help FBI break into San Bernardino terrorist's phone
- Apple says no.
- Apple takes it public with this press release saying why breaking encryption for the FBI is bad for everyone.
- Facebook and Twitter support Apple in telling the FBI to F off.
- The FBI messed up bad, changing the user ID of the suspect's account rendering access impossible.
The entire scenario is so much deeper than simply saying that those who oppose breaking the encryption must have something to hide. No, it's not even about that. It's about the very real and scary precedent that could be set if the the government forces Apple to build a backdoor into its OS. If you're on the fence about the issue, maybe you'll change your mind hearing somebody like John Oliver put it into decent and understandable terms.