Forget Apple’s fight with the FBI – our privacy catastrophe has only just begun

Forget Apple’s fight with the FBI – our privacy catastrophe has only just begun
By Cory Doctorow in Los Angeles

The privacy crisis is a disaster of our own making – and now the tech firms who gathered our data are trying to make money out of privacy

For privacy advocates, the Apple-FBI standoff over encryption is deja vu all over again.

In the early 1990s, they fought and won a pitched battle with the Clinton administration over the Clipper chip, a proposal to add mandatory backdoors to the encryption in telecommunications devices.

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March 4, 2016 at 12:00PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1TUrHrt

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