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The Great Apple Controversy

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Found an interesting snippet about the legal question driving the controversy over Apple, phone data, and terrorist investigations.  But I am going to leave the legal arguments to the lawyers.  I am far more interested in the burgeoning related protest movement.  I truly do not understand what people are so afraid of.

Look, I get that you need security on your devices to protect you from identity theft and related theft of property, but this is the government – they already know my Social Security number (they gave it to me), my home, who has a lien on it, and the related account number.  Need I go on – all of that was true well before the digital age.  The government does not need digital access to steal my money – they can just pass a law.

So what is it people do not want the government to get its hands on?  I’m guessing there are a lot of people out there doing really embarrassing things on their phones – things they do not want anyone else to see.  OK, so I can respect a secret, but the first rule of secrets is don’t make a record of it.  I am deeply concerned about a culture that is apparently very actively involved in doing things they do not want anyone else to know about, yet making records of it.  It makes me concerned not only about the moral compass of the nation, but its general intelligence.

Psalm 44:21:

Would not God find this out?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.

In the end, nothing is secret where it matters most.  I wonder how different this digital age would be if everybody realized that?


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