“With Apple set to unveil a new iPhone (and more) next week ahead of its court hearing with the FBI over the encryption battle, John Oliver has a smart take on the whole tangled issue,” Chris Ciaccia reports for The Street. “The host of HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ who has become increasingly relevant in debates on national issues, Oliver has come out in defense of Apple on the encryption issue… ‘There’s no easy side to be on in this debate,’ Oliver said on his show. ‘I happen to be feel the risks of weakening encryption are potentially much worse.'”
“‘This is not simple — it’s a hugely complicated story with massive implications and once we get to the end of it, you may not feel the same way you do now,’ Oliver said during the segment, which showed takes from politicians and law enforcement officials who apparently don’t understand the way technology works,” Ciaccia reports. “Oliver has certainly done his homework on this issue, one that is certain not go away anytime soon.”
Ciaccia notes, “Warning, the video has some salty language and is NSFW.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The more prominent people who line up to support Apple, the better.
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