It was sold to the American people as an emergency move to prevent another terrorist attack. In fact the FBI demand to access the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone was about forcing all tech companies to provide the federal government a back-door into all encrypted devices. No privacy for anyone. If the East German Stasi were around today, they would marvel at what has been achieved in a “free society.” And with legislation pending in Congress to “regulate” — i.e. outlaw — encryption, we are plunging headlong into a totalitarian surveillance state. Today’s Liberty Report takes a look at the latest chilling developments…
iPhone Ruse: FedGov Now Demands Backdoor To All Devices
If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to do so. The Live of Others was released in America in 2007. The story was riveting. But the truth, the contemporary and historical truth of that heinous crime, of how the East German Stasi destroyed the lives of its own people without a qualm of guilt or conscience, was horrific. The story is set in 1984, the same year that Los Angeles hosted the Olympic games. While Americans were cheering on Carl Lewis, Evelyn Ashford, Joan Benoit, and Mary Lou Retton, the citizens of East Germany were tortured by government surveillance.
Now it’s our turn.
I highly recommend John Whitehead’s article, “Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State.” It corroborates all the worst of what you know and have heard about the police/surveillance state.