The Feds Want to Read Your Text Messages

There has been a great deal of discussion around the Fed's request that Apple help them "hack" one of the San Bernardino terrorist's phone. Turns out, that's not the only one they want into.

A letter filed by a lawyer representing Apple, states that a number of judges in up to 15 cases have ordered the company to help the government unlock iPhones or iPads. None of the cases involve terrorism. Apple claims that they have not yet complied.

FBI Director James Comey stated, " We simply want the chance, with a search warrant, to try to guess the terrorist's passcode without the phone essentially self-destructing and without it taking  a decade to guess correctly. That's it."

Apple CEO Tim Cook counters, "Once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices."

This battle speaks to the larger controversy surrounding the All Writs Act.

Big Brother is watching!

-Kennie H.