“French parliamentary deputies, defying government wishes, have voted in favour of penalising smartphone makers which fail to cooperate in terrorism inquiries, entering a controversy that has pitted the FBI against Apple in the United States,” Agence France-Presse reports.
“The move came in the form of an amendment to a penal reform bill that was receiving its first reading in parliament,” AFP reports. “The wider bill foresees the end in May of the state of emergency that has been in place in France since deadly jihadist attacks in Paris last November.”
“Given the government’s reluctance to take on the big phone companies in this way,” AFP reports, “it remains to be seen whether the thrust of the amendment can survive the lengthy parliamentary process that remains before the bill becomes law.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Tellement stupide!
Benjamin Franklin loved the French people, and the French people adored Franklin in return.
The should listen to him today:
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
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