Government launches major campaign to promote its surveillance agenda; accuses Apple of using the issue as a marketing strategy


The Justice Department has embarked on a national advertising campaign to drum up public support for forcing the makers of the iPhone to unlock the device used by alleged San Bernardino killers.

It seems that FBI agents themselves are to blame for the locked-up iPhone. They bunglingly reset the password while trying to hack into the device.

Apple executives have said they cannot give the government a “back door” to the device without compromising the privacy of all their consumers.

The USA Today compared the controversy to a political campaign: “Feds, Apple want your vote in iPhone dispute: Battle over privacy takes on tone of political campaign.”