The Government’s Case

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The current conflict between Apple and the FBI over developing a means to circumvent security features on the iPhone has reignited the tense debate about the tradeoff between security and privacy in the U.S. The Cipher Brief spoke to Robert Eatinger, former Senior Deputy General Counsel at the CIA, about the Apple case. He says that the FBI has the law on its side, but the government and the tech industry must learn to work together again in order to maintain both privacy and security for law-abiding Americans.

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