Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Encryption (HBO)

Thank you John Oliver!

This is a (relatively) short video explaining the Apple vs. FBI conflict in a way that is both engaging and understandable by normal people. It will help educate the general public, and maybe (just maybe) lawmakers, policy makers, and maybe even the FBI and DOJ, because they clearly need some education about encryption and security.

It has been shared and repeated in all sorts of places, and needs all the repetition it can get so that it reaches the widest possible audience - because if society gets this wrong all trust in technology will come to a grinding halt, and banking and commerce and all sorts of other things we started doing online will no longer be safe there.