“Strong encryption does not eliminate Apple’s ability to give law enforcement meta-data”

Big business in league with government is horrific.

It goes on much more often than most people know.

I just had breakfast this morning with an individual who is a senior official in a non-high tech sector multi-billion dollar corporation.

The government recently approached him about using his firm for an undercover operation. He thought it was a bad idea—just from the perspective of getting the company involved in such stuff. He is not a libertarian. He ran the government request by the general counsel of the corporation.

The general counsel came back to him: “Yes, we want to do this. We are always getting flak for not co-operating enough with government. We will be able to show that we co-operated in this operation.”

RW

Reprinted here with expressed written permission from Robert Wenzel.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher at EconomicPolicyJournal.com and at Target Liberty. He is also author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics

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