On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took a good hard look at the Apple vs FBI case aka ‘the encryption date’.
He started by looking at all the things that get encrypted in our lives, financial information, health records, dick pics, trade secrets, classified government records, dick pics, physical location, the physical location of our dicks, credit card information, dick pics, and pictures of our dicks.
And he looks at the government’s request to get into phones that have “gone dark”, explaining that “an encrypted phone is not really like a bank or a safe. If you penetrate a safe, you’ve only penetrated that safe. But a code to open a phone, could be modified to open many many phones.”
More simply: “Think of the government as your dad. If he asks you to help him with his iPhone, be careful because if you’re going to do it once, you’re going to be doing it 14 times a day.”
Oliver even notes one lawmaker who was on the side of the DOJ who came around to understand how un-encrypting phones could be a danger to our privacies.
“It’s a miracle. Lindsey Graham has met the concept of nuance.”
Wonder what his iPhone’s got to hide?