“Most recently, Apple has reiterated its stand that it won’t change the design of its hardware and software to allow even itself to access the information of its customers; its fighting government efforts in America and beyond to require modifications to allow it; and it’s stated bluntly to a court that, with iOS 8 and 9, it can’t provide the mechanism demanded,” Fleishman writes. “This is all good, and it doesn’t put us more at risk.”
“The idea of a magic back door is something some law-enforcement officials and government agencies hold dear—or at least claim they do, while understanding the truth,” Fleishman writes. “Law enforcement in the U.S. and other countries have hosts of tools they use already, and we don’t live in a magical world: practical police work and spy craft exist to track down those who do wrong by a government’s lights; a golden key only the righteous and just can wield is fantasy.
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