“Apple and the rest of the world’s largest tech companies have launched a sweeping attack on the Government’s spying bill, arguing that it still has huge flaws that must be corrected before it passes into law,” Andrew Griffin reports for The Independent.
“The company — along with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo — has sent written evidence to the bill considering the law adding that major parts of it needs to be re-written,” Griffin reports. “While the note acknowledges that the new legislation is necessary, it presents major criticisms of the powers that are enabled by the bill.”
“Apple and the rest of the companies argue that those writing the bill have misunderstood the way that encryption works, and that breaking into encryption once would ‘damage’ security as soon as they are forced to break into it,” Griffin reports. “The submission also criticises the bill on a number of other fronts …”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, Airstrip One, er… the UK — which may already be too far gone, what with a camera or three up each and every Brit’s arse — gets it right.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]