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National security vs. privacy: An EconoMeter view


Friday, February 26, 2016

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Answer: YES

The American government may commandeer almost any property pursuant to a criminal case and use it in a court of law -- when legally obtained. The FBI may not be as primarily concerned by the potential evidence stored in this particular incident, but seeking to override security protocols for any such device. Building “backdoor” access into smartphone security compromises the security of any system, and allows criminals and foreign governments to access it.