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iphone fingerprint reader securityIf you’ve been following the news recently I’m sure you’ve heard of the recent court order granted by the Federal District Court for the District of Central California at the request of the FBI regarding encryption on Apple iPhones. No? Well turn on the TV or open a newspaper because the news is everywhere and this is possibly probably the one tech issue that will affect each and every one of us for years to come!

San Bernardino Attack

On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injured in what can best be described as a terrorist attack perpetrated by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik. In the aftermath of the attack authorities found Farook’s iPhone, but were allegedly unable to retrieve any evidence from the device because it was locked and the contents encrypted.

From that point it gets complicated with technical terms and Government agency acronyms being thrown around like rice at a wedding. Suffice to say this topic would take me weeks to cover and would deserve volumes of text rivaling War and Peace.

The iPhone encryption case explained

Lucky for me us John Oliver of Last Week Tonight on HBO has already done an excellent, and a bit salty, job of explaining the circumstances and technology behind the case and the possible repercussions if Apple abides by the court order.

Be sure to share your thoughts below!


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David Hartsock

Executive Editor/Owner/Admin of Daves Computer Tips and all-around good guy - Dave's interest in computers began in the early 1980's during the Apple II era. In the early 1990's the PC began to replace proprietary and mainframe devices in Dave's industry so he began to learn and experiment with the PC. Through DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and now Windows 10. Dave became the "go to" guy for friends, family, and coworkers with computer problems. Daves Computer Tips was born in 2006 in an effort to share these experiences with others in an easy to understand, plain English, form.

6 Comments

  1. Hi Dave, your video won’t upload here in the UK.
    From both your site and the hbo.com site, I get the following message:

    “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.”

    However, I can get outhe videos from the HBO site.

    Spooky or what?

  2. Apple just need to give aid on the criminals that are deem proven to be criminals.

    I bet if a criminal has data that can implicate a bomb will go off in a week, and Apple takes 2 weeks to give the government allowance…thanks for the help, Apple.

  3. Loved the video Dave. I stand with Apple, since the Government (any) just cannot be trusted. Harsh words, but until you experience for yourself a snafu with the Bureaucratic machine, you’ll believe whatever they tell you, Mindblower!