Personal Security vs. National Security

iPhone Debate

The iPhone Debate : Special Feature

by Bill Nolan

It’s impossible to miss what’s brewing between the US Government and Apple these days. Although we don’t know the exact details of what the FBI is asking for, the consensus is that they want Apple to develop ‘backdoor’ software that allows the Government to circumvent cryptographic security features on the iPhone. In turn, possibly giving them access to stored details on Syed Rizwan Farook’s phone, one of the San Bernardino shooters. While everyone and their mother has an opinion on the matter, I prefer to understand the all ramifications of this decision. Not only is this about national security, it is about personal security and our privacy. Sometimes you need to take a look at the bigger picture, and ask yourself if this is a quick fix that will come back to bite us in the long run, or is this a fix to prevent disastrous consequences in the future? It’s probably both. Read more >