I’ts been bubbling below the surface for quite some time and now it’s finally here. If you recall my article of Dec 28, I listed 5 tech trends to watch out for in 2016. The trend I’m referring to is Cybersecurity going mainstream. In case you missed it Mark Zuckerberg went on the record today to support Apple in its fight with the U.S. government.
But is this really a fight between technology and the government or is it a struggle to understand how to deal with new technologies in the face of terrorist threats and privacy issues.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted simply: “We stand with @tim_cook and Apple (and thank him for his leadership)!”
It’s clear that all of Silicone Valley is against the idea of building ‘back-doors’ into devices which could allow law enforcement services to access them in extreme cases. And for good reason, if the government has the keys, it’s only a matter of time before the bad guys get their hands on them.