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My data is safer with Apple than with a government

Which side are you on? Government spies or corporate guardians?

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The court battle between the Apple and the FBI over the agency's demand that the company auto-hack an iPhone used by the San Bernardino murderers continues. On one side stand those who evidently believe that government should have the right to force infotech companies to install "backdoors" into their products so that its agents can spy on folks. On the other side are those of us who think that giving government agents the ability to rifle through our private information will not improve our security, but could imperil our liberty. A quotation reported in today's Washington Post nicely summed up the situation. 

Community organizer and iPhone user Charles Wade, 33, who runs Operation Help or Hush told the Post:

"It's funny, but I feel my information is safer with a corporation rather than a government."

Yes.