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Watching Apple vs FBI With Worry

I’m watching the Apple vs FBI case with a cautious eye, worried about the outcome and really without much of a clue where its going to go. At this point we have a situation I can’t feel comfortable on either side of. Do I want an enormous multi-national billions-rich company refusing to follow court orders? That’s the kind of situation that would usually have me calling for pitchforks, probably metaphorically but increasingly physically. Yet, in this case, I can’t help but find that I agree with the specific case. Encryption, I believe whole heartedly, is a human right. … Don’t I? So what do I do when the hands that protect that are owned by share holders? We’re in a position that we shouldn’t be in. We have government agencies like the FBI and the NSA and the Department of Defense which should be tasked with protecting us and, therefor, with protecting the mechanisms that keep both our physical and ephemeral property safe. The NSA should be funding real encryption and promoting publi…