Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Former counter-terrorism chief: Apple is right to resist the FBI

You might agree with this; I couldn't possibly comment:
A former counter-terrorism chief has laid into the Feds over its ongoing Apple iPhone battle – saying FBI director Jim Comey is exaggerating the need for access and that if agents really wanted into the phone, they would just send it to the NSA.

Richard Clarke was national security advisor and head of counter-terrorism to presidents Clinton and Bush. Speaking to National Public Radio (NPR) on Monday, he was blunt about what he feels is the FBI's goal.

"[The FBI] is not as interested in solving the problem as they are in getting a legal precedent," Clarke said. "Every expert I know believes the NSA could crack this phone. They want the precedent that government could compel a device manufacturer to let the government in."
Tagged with "Government power grab" because, well, you know.


SiGraybeard said...

That does put a bit more light on the issue, doesn't it?

Isn't it also true that the FBI or local LEO had access to the phone already, got off everything they thought they wanted, but then decided they wanted more?

ccbpc said...

I have heard the same thing before, makes a lot of sense.

Ratus said...

Well, that about sums it up for me.