The Cyber-Cave

Reflections on the political, technological, cultural and economic trends of the world


The famous 1984 advert directed by Ridley Scott ended with the following line “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you will see why 1984 won’t be like ‘1984’ “. After the San Bernardino shooting in 2015, the FBI wanted to get access to the encrypted data of the shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, refused on the basis that if such data were to be decrypted it would create ‘security’ (privacy mainly) concerns for all other Apple consumers.

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