Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more […]

With NSA, Sometimes You Have to Cheer a Democrat Congressman!

A Democrat congressman defends the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution against the surveillance state I confess, I began reading the Congressman’s statement before I knew who he was. Suddenly I panicked and thought to myself, “Oh, I hope this guy is a Republican.” Nope. Though between Justin Amash and Rand Paul and Mike Lee and others we have a few good guys in the House and Senate. But this time I’m forced to speak well of a Democrat. His name is Tim Lieu, and to make matters Read more […]