Would you allow government agents to hold a key to your house, your alarm code, and access every letter you’ve written? Americans are used to controlling access to their private property, but last week the FBI called for a new law forcing device makers to give the FBI a master key that unlocks all of our devices.
To protect the online ecosystem and improve trust in transactions, the online industry has been working to secure sites and create end-to-end encryption. Google and Apple announced new encryption mechanisms on their devices while enabling only users to unlock their phones. This safeguard for your devices has the FBI worried they won’t get the access they want.