MacVoices #16075: The MacJury’s Deliberations on The FBI vs. Apple

The MacJury takes a hard look at the facts, fictions and manipulations that surround the FBI vs. Apple issue, data encryption, backdoors and privacy. Are the emotions of the issue clouding the judgements of those setting policy and precedent, or are there other factors and motivations in play? What are the long-term implications of the decisions to be made, and how will they affect the privacy of you and of future generations? These questions and more are addressed by the panel of Brett Terpstra,  Weldon Dodd,  Jeff Gamet and host Chuck Joiner.

This edition of MacVoices is supported by MacVoices Magazine, our free magazine on Flipboard that helps you do more with your Apple tech.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Weldon Dodd, is the owner of  Rewind Technology, a Mac-focused consulting firm based in Denver, CO, a  contributor  to  TheAppleBlog  on  GigaOM, and the curator of You can find him on Twitter too.

Jeff Gamet  is the Managing Editor for  The Mac Observer, and the author of  Fresh Brewed Tales, a chronicle of Jeff’s strange adventures at coffee shops.  He also is the host of the  Daily Observations  podcast and co-host of  The Apple Context Machine. You can find his regular updates on  Twitter.

Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He develops Marked 2 for Mac (along with many other projects) and co-authored 60 Mountain Lion Tips with David Sparks for the iBookstore. He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcasts Systematic and Overtired with Christina Warren. You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on  Twitter  and, and at his website,


A Practical Approach to the Encryption Backdoor Question by Chuck Joiner on the MacVoices Blog