John Oliver Explains the Battle Over Encryption
Are you struggling to understand the battle between Apple and the FBI over iPhone encryption? Or perhaps you’re having trouble explaining it to a non-technical friend? In this 18-minute video, HBO’s John Oliver lays out the entire case, explaining the details and what’s at stake. Impressively, the piece gets everything right at a technical level and even captures the nuance in the positions of both sides. It’s also pretty funny, but be aware that Oliver uses some strong language (this is HBO, after all). Don’t miss the fake Apple commercial at the end!
Not only the commercial, but the complete video is hilarious – and at the same time much to the point.
I like especially that Oliver mentions alternatives to Apple's encryption – I myself use Threema – that are outside the reach of US law enforcement.
As Oliver says there are people who do not understand the issue, or who do not want to understand it for reasons beyond my comprehension.
I'm waiting for SnicketySnak. Unless MailGrub is out of private beta by then. ;-)