WSJ Editorial: ‘Apple Is Right on Encryption’

The Wall Street Journal:

We bow to no one in defense of antiterror programs whose political popularity waxes and wanes, especially on surveillance. But this case isn’t about “privacy”. This is about engineering security and its implications for the security of all Americans.

I disagree that it’s not about privacy, but they are exactly correct that it is about engineering security. Apple — and every other company in tech — should be working as hard as it can to make its entire systems as secure as possible, even if “as secure as possible” completely locks out everyone, including law enforcement.

Monday, 7 March 2016