CBS Philadelphia | Apple’s Lawyer: If We Lose, It Will Lead To A ‘Police State’



David Goldman and Laurie Segall, CBS Philadelphia:

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Apple’s attorney painted a scary picture if Apple loses its fight with the FBI.

In an interview with CNN Money’s Laurie Segall on Friday, Ted Olson warned of a government with “limitless” powers that could “listen to your conversations.”

Olson said the demands would mount.

“You can imagine every different law enforcement official telling Apple we want a new product to get into something,” Olson said. “Even a state judge could order Apple to build something. There’s no stopping point. That would lead to a police state.”

The government is trying to force Apple to create new software allowing the FBI to break through the passcode of an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter. A magistrate Judge initially ruled in the government’s favor, but a final hearing will be held on March 22.


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