Obama is going to Case on Apple for Access to Device Data US President Barack Obama Friday made a passionate case, the way to be built...
|Obama is going to Case on Apple for Access to Device Data|
US President Barack Obama Friday made a passionate case, the way to be built, will allow needs to prevent terrorist attacks or execution of tax laws for the government to obtain personal data of mobile devices.
In the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, the president said he could not in which the FBI to try to force Apple to allow access links to San Bernardino, California, shooter RIZWAN legal case an iPhone comments Farook.
But he made it clear that, despite his commitment to privacy and civil liberties of Americans, you need a balance, if necessary, so that some government intrusion.
"If technically possible to make an indestructible device or system in which encryption is so strong that there is no key, not open, then how do we comprehend the children nymphomania, how do we solve or destroy terrorist plot?" He said.
"What mechanism do we have available to do even simple things, like tax law, because if in fact you can not break at all, the government can not be, then everyone around in their pockets Swiss bank accounts to go. "
Last month, the FBI obtained a court order requiring Apple to write new software and take other steps to disable password protection, and allows access Farook's iPhone.
Apple declined to comment on Obama's speech on Friday to comment and did not follow. It said the government requested to create a "back door" to possible abuse by criminals and government telephone and Congress did not give the Justice Department the authority to make such a demand.
Obama's remarks is his, because of disputes relating to the most extensive.
He acknowledged enlightenment Edward Snowden about the US surveillance program after former NSA contractor doubt on the government.
But he pressed his point was found, respect for civil liberties and security compromises. The solution will probably be with strong encryption and security "key" that is the system that has been agreed upon a very important issue, "the smallest possible number of people" visit.
"Leaving aside the specific circumstances of the FBI and Apple between us ... we will have to make some decisions how to balance each of these risks," Obama said.
"So far, my conclusion is that you can not take an authoritarian view."
Considering his statement, the president cited airport security, and stop drunk driving that were invaded, but examples of accepted measures. He also warned against "blind obsession" phone.
"This notion that somehow our data is different, we can do from my view is not correct to weigh the like are walled off," he said.
Former White House officials actively lobbying industry problem, which is brought to a head by the California shootings in cooperation with the government.
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