Today that trade has exploded into a data industrial complex. Our own information, from the everyday to the deeply personal, is being weaponized against us with military efficiency.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
The " FBI vs Apple " debate may seem a somewhat esoteric debate to many, but at the very core of this [ no pun intended ] is the basis of free and open societies. No this is not an exaggeration. National Security professionals take note. Law-makers take note. Every phone-owner take note. Recently, Sam Harris, a commentator I greatly admire for…
The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.