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3/21/2016
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#SaveSecurity Campaign Protests FBI's iPhone Unlocking Request

Fight for the Future will publicly display and read aloud thousands of comments outside the US District courthouse at Apple vs. FBI hearing on March 22.

Fight for the Future, a digital rights group, is all set to raise voices against what it calls the FBI's attempts to force Apple to weaken iPhone security. The group has launched an online campaign #SaveSecurity to collect comments from people worried about the implication of FBI's request for Apple to unlock the phone belonging to a terror suspect in the San Bernardino shootings.

#SaveSecurity has gained support from tech companies and advocacy groups, including Reddit, Google, Wikimedia, CREDO Mobile, Private Internet Access, Thunderclap, Goldenfrog, the ACLU, and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, along with prominent technology experts Bruce Schneier and Cory Doctorow. 

Advocates will hold a press conference before and immediately after the hearing tomorrow, March 22, outside the courthouse. At the same time, protestors will be demonstrating comments collected from #SaveSecurity campaign through a digital display. 

"It is not only about a single phone, but it is a matter of safety and security for millions of people all over the world," said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future. He said the group will be present outside the courthouse to ensure that people's voices are heard, because what the government is demanding will put all in danger.

The Digital Rights Group was also behind 50 rapid response protests outside Apple stores and FBI headquarters last month. For more information on the #SaveSecurity, click here.

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3/22/2016 | 12:20:52 PM
Surveillance vs. Privacy
This is the quintessential discussion of security vs. privacy. It seems that at this juncture, at least from what I've seen, the argument is more heavily weighted towards advocating privacy. John Oliver does a good job in my opinion backing that stance as well recently on his show Last Week Tonight.

I would like to see the opposite advocacy made, not for this case because what the FBI is requesting isn't feasible to maintain any shread of privacy, but overall. When does surveillance/security supersede the need for privacy?
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