Watch John Oliver Thoughtfully Explain Why Apple Is Right About Encryption

“The FBI and its supporters can be weirdly dismissive of [the encryption] issue, in ways that indicate they don’t fully understand how technology works—or are pretending not to,” explained Jon Oliver on Last Week Tonight. And so begins his wonderful take on the state of encryption.


This 20-minute segment sees Oliver taking on the entire topic of encryption, with an obvious focus on the current San Bernardino case. He treads his typical line of irreverence and insight, neatly summarizing the whole debate along the way.

Perhaps predictably for Oliver, who’s openly supported digital privacy in the past, he sides with Apple. But he provides an informed and balanced take on the subject, admitting that “there’s no easy side to be on in this debate.” It’s well worth watching.


[Last Week Tonight]

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Here are points haven’t been discus much by Apple supporters

1. it doesn’t need to be done online. it can be done at Apple controlled environment / facility as the FBI suggested, and most of all, “Off line” then Apple can destroy the software at their own timing, again as the FBI suggest.

2. FBI didn’t ask for master key alike that can unlock all iPhone. Besides that, not many people talk about using / applying digital signature into the software which I think it should be possible. So that it will be unique to this one particular hardware / hard drive. I think it possible but even if it is not possible to create a crackware like that Apple have done a very good job protecting their own code. I pretty sure they can keep the code secret until they destroy it. if they can keep iOS code safe until now. I think they could keep the cracked iOS version safe too if they want.

3. Money and man power on create such tool, a few months ago, didn’t Apple said they got too much money? Can’t they invest on helping keep people safe? Paying for lawyers and time spend in court might already cause more.

4. According to the FBI, Apple has been helping Chinese government with similar request. it is around 4000+ devices already. and Apple didn’t denine it. Could a few in that 4000+ device be a phone of US citizen and business owner living long term in China? Phone of a Hong Kong activists? Chinese activists and so on?
Why helping the USA on a terrorist phone is suddenly become a big problem for you guys? Give me a break.

Here is why Apple doesn’t want to help and you guys don’t want to talk about it.
Apple adverted that their hardware is unbreakable, they won’t try break it themselves. It is how a marketing campaign works in the real world. It has nothing to do of your privacy right. It’s all about money.

Let say “if” one of San Bernardino related terrorists got a hand on nuclear weapon or chemical weapons or any type of WMD, and they use it on your city. You think protecting Apple’s marketing campaign worth it? Think about it.