This is issue far greater than just the one iPhone, which, it turns out, did not even belong to the San Bernardino jihadists.
In a video clip of the reactions to this case by the presidential candidates, the Republicans and Bernie Sanders stayed on topic and limited their comments to the context of national security. Hillary Clinton made one addition: she included investigating a CRIME as one of the legitimate reasons for breaking into any iPhone.
And here it is.
FBI director admits Apple encryption case could set legal precedent.
Could? COULD? How about, WILL???
Once again the conspiracy theory mongers proved to be right. It’s not about just this one iPhone, it’s about all iPhones; it’s not about Apple’s corporate image and interests, it’s about every cell phone maker’s and every cell phone user’s interests that are at stake.
You may not agree with John Kasich on much if anything, but last night in the Houston debate he made the point that this issue should not have been made public and debated in public, but solved as an isolated case in private.
Why? Because of this:
Obama administration set to expand sharing of RAW data that the NSA intercepts.
The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world.
NO, this is NOT about breaking through the infamous Jamie Gorelick firewall between the CIA and the FBI, which directly resulted in the successful attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
This is about sharing with foreign and domestic, national security and law enforcement agencies, the unfiltered raw data, complete with all relevant and irrelevant personal information on Americans in every intercepted message and phone call.
Will someone please ask, hey, what about the Fourth Amendment???