Weeks ago, Apple was asked by the federal government to develop a key to unlock the cell phone of the San Bernardino terrorist. Apple refused, citing the potential of abuse by the government against millions of Apple customers due to the potential threat of a loss of privacy.
Suddenly the FBI announced it had a third party way into the cell phone and wouldn’t need Apple’s help. What wasn’t stated is that the government now has the key to unlock every cell phone we own to spy on us. I believe they always had this key, but the administration didn’t want to admit what many suspected. Remember the worries about the NSA when it was discovered that the government has tracked all electronic messaging? I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that the NSA folks are the “third party.”
Between the Easter holiday weekend, the attack in Belgium, and the childish behavior of some in the presidential campaigns, the attention of the American people was elsewhere when the announcement was made about the third party.
NSA had the key the entire time and did not want the firestorm backlash to hurt this administration. Big Brother isn’t just watching, He’s listening, too.
Bill Atwood, Bass Lake