Encryption wars: The privacy debate raging in your smartphone

We believe privacy is fundamentally important for our free society. In the past few years, there are many news stories covering the privacy debate over your cell phone. Here is one we think you will find interesting.

GABRIEL YEW was walking along a quiet residential street in north London when the police swiped his iPhone. He could only watch as an officer frantically tapped at the screen to unlock the secrets within.

It wasn’t the device the authorities were after – it was data. Yew was sentenced last November to five-and-a-half years in jail for his part in a huge fraud involving fake credit cards, in large part thanks to messages contained on his phone.

Read more on NewScientist.com

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