Remember way back when, like a couple weeks ago, when Apple told the FBI to piss off about that whole cracking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone? Well that didn’t sit too well with a couple of uptight Senators who’ve decided to start a draft legislation that would seriously put a crimp into our privacy.
While only in the unofficial stages as of yet, the legislation is still very dangerous. It will make law that companies like Apple hand over unencrypted data from devices such as the iPhone without a fight. What if the data they’re after is encrypted? Oh yeah, the company has to provide any and all assistance to break said encryption. Get on the bad side of a LEO? Bam! He’s snooping through your phone data with Apple’s begrudgingly forced help.
The two Senators claim that the draft is to show that “no person or entity is above the law”. Because right now we don’t have a law forcing companies into hijacking our devices, these ever so helpful people feel the need to create a law to hold companies accountable to. Yeah know we don’t have enough screws on us as it is.
Again this is unofficial and has not been presented in any capacity to Congress to begin it’s formation as law. That however doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go easy on it or the Senators involved. This is where you call your local representatives and the two over reaching ones behind this: Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein. Hit them hard hit your objections geeks! Tell them we won’t stand for it! Our privacy means more to us than this.