Opening the gates

Apple’s iPhone is one of the most secure, if not the most secure, gadgets on the market. Its security is a major determinant for public and private firms’ adoption and use of Apple devices. Moreover, Apple’s Tim Cook believes that what resides on your iPhone should stay there, so to speak. It’s no one else’s business, including the government’s. And therein lies the rub.

The federal government wants Apple to modify its data encryption policy to allow the government to access the stuff on our phones. Tim Cook resists.

I am hardly an expert on cybersecurity, but it seems to me that if the government gains the ability to capture mobile device data, others can too. And among those others are people who would not fit in a Norman Rockwell painting.

Keep the gateways closed to Mr. Robot.