President Barack Obama said Friday that smartphones — like the iPhone the FBI is trying to force Apple Inc. to help it hack — can’t be allowed to be “black boxes,” inaccessible to the government. The technology industry, he said, should work with the government instead of leaving the issue to Congress.
This is a binary issue, with no room for fudging: either the government can see what’s on your phone, or it cannot. Yet another front in the war being waged by Big Government. Will private thoughts one day be illegal?