Tech and the Fourth Amendment – Gov’t should be limited.

technologyThe Department of Justice was in the process of using the courts to force Apple to assist in deactivating the security features on the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the shooter in the San Bernardino massacre back in December 2015, when it had discovered a way to access the data without Apple’s help.   What the DOJ wanted was to force Apple to make software to deactivate the “self destruct” mechanism that erases the phone once the number of unsuccessful attempts to enter the security code has been reached. Continue reading