“The FBI’s attempts to force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists is not just about accessing information about the attack, but changing the architecture of the device’s mobile operating system, former CIA director James Woolsey said Friday,” Tom DiChristopher reports for CNBC.

“‘The last time I looked into the language on this with some care, it did seem to me as if the FBI was trying to get a right essentially to effectively decide what kind of an operating system Apple was going to have, and that they were not just trying to get into one phone. They were trying to change some important aspect of Apple’s operating system,’ Woolsey told CNBC’s Squawk Box,” DiChristopher reports.

“The agency should not have the right to restructure Apple’s iOS in perpetuity, Woolsey said,” DiChristopher reports. “‘I don’t think they’re very good telephone designers, and I don’t think that is their cache,’ he said.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously Orwellian and obscenely unconstitutional.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]