There is an issue in the news again that simply won’t go away. It’s the FBI’s supposed need to muck about the contents of someone’s encrypted cell phone device even when the phone’s manufacture, in most cases Apple, refuses to aide by providing the secret ‘key’ to entry.
Apple claims their encryption software is proprietary technology promised to purchasers of its product not to be violated. If the FBI has the keys to enter, then why not the state’s police have that right? What’s the need to reveal secret private encryption when most folks don’t use encrypted devices for criminal purposes? What’s to stop the FBI from demanding any phone, yours or mine, should be examined just because the FBI claims the need? They lie you know!
While the government can rightfully claim a desperate need to protect Americans from future jihad terrorists attacks by examining the contents of perpetrators cell phone devices, Apple denies them that luxury.
In light of the islamic murderers in San Bernardino who possessed an Apple device, and the Islamic murderer at the perverts night club in Florida, to the Saudi Arabian aviation cadet killer at NAS Pensacola, and now the NAS Corpus Christi jihadist shooter, we almost want to demand that Apple be forced to comply with the need for the FBI to disrupt future attacks. After all, it may be us next! But, the FBI lies and they can’t be trusted anymore!
My heart tells me that should be the case; that Apple should be forced to aide the forces of law and order. But my professional experience and practical sense warns me not to go down that road because we simply cannot trust the FBI anymore than we can trust China and that it will be misused by corrupt politicians in the future. China is showing us how its done. Snooping by deceit will be welcome in the “Big Brother State” of George Orwell. Anyway, that’s just one side of the coin.
The other side of the coin is that Apple, like Google, sold their soul to the devil (China).
China knows how to access our iPhones rendering us users of that convenient, indispensable handheld devise we can’t live without, as potential spies for Chinese Intelligence, ready to be scanned at their leisure. In the hands of American scientists and university researchers working on secret government programs, the danger then, from two sides, becomes clear.
But, back to our immediate needs. While we can see what rouge government in the hands of wanna be despots like Obama are capable of, the contents of cell phone devices haven’t risen as an issue in this Flynn business. It is only revealed because it is the weakest link of technical security in our pantheon of methods of conducting government business. Obama had a Blackberry that he refused to give up. H. Clinton had her private hand held devices that were smashed to pieces to avoid potential prosecution when her criminality was being exposed.
The FBI’s deplorable underhanded treatment of Trump’s first National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, apparently with the knowledge, if not the direction of Obama himself, unmistakably reveals the depths the Socialist Democrats will go, if they cannot wield power, to disrupt the successor administrations ability to wield power. That should alarm us all.
The FBI’s anti-Trump skulduggery that included spying on Americans under false pretenses, deceitful lies to obtain secret warrants and planted evidence as memes for entrapment, lead the pack as tools needed by despotic government to survive. Government issued cell phones can be entered at will by government investigators.
So, leave mine alone. I do not grant the FBI free will to know what I’m thinking. I’m an open book. My thoughts are found on the pages of these short takes essays.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ’em!