A conversation with Aleecia M. McDonald of Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society

The FBI’s pursuit of a court order to force Apple to unlock the phone of the Santa Barbara mass shooters is more than it seems. Technically, the code Apple might be forced to produce could be dangerous if it ever got out “into the wild”. Legally, if the FBI prevails, the case will likely establish hugely damaging precedents, not only in this country, but around the world. And politically, one has to wonder if the FBI is trying to make an end run around Congress, our elected representatives, who should be making the laws regarding our advancing technology. A fascinating, in-depth conversation about a complex case.

Produced by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

Recorded 3/1/2016 at Midpen Media Center, Palo Alto, CA

Center for Internet and Society

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