“When about two dozen privacy advocates stood shoulder to shoulder in front of the downtown San Francisco Apple store on Wednesday, it may have been the first time a demonstration was held in support of the tech company,” Julia Carrie Wong repots for The Guardian. “‘It’s not really a protest,’ said Cindy Cohn, the executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). ‘We’re here in support of Apple.'”
“The rally was organized by Fight for the Future, a nonprofit organization that campaigns for internet privacy rights, in response to Apple’s resistance to a federal magistrate ordering the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters,” Wong reports. “During the brief demonstration on a very wet San Francisco evening, attendees held out cellphones with stickers reading: ‘I do not consent to the search of this device,’ while Cohn took the microphone. ‘We’re here to say to Apple: ‘We’re going to have your back all the way,” she said.”
Wong reports, “Fight for the Future is planning to hold similar events at Apple stores across the country on 23 February.”
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MacDailyNews Note: On Tuesday, February 23, gather to support Apple Inc. in its battle against U.S. federal government overreach at 5:30pm local time at the most central Apple store in your area.
More info, and growing list of Apple Retail Store locations via Fight for the Future here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645036165762086/
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]