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.
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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 ipadk12.com. 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 â€œnerdâ€ on his podcasts Systematic and Overtired with Christina Warren. You can find Brett as â€œttscoffâ€ on Twitter and App.net, and at his website, brettterpstra.com.
A Practical Approach to the Encryption Backdoor Question by Chuck Joiner on the MacVoices Blog