Lawmakers in California are proposing a law that would prohibit the creation or sale of mobile devices that cannot be decrypted by the manufacturer or the operating system provider. In other words, California wants to make it possible to bypass a user’s passcode on their phone. Apple currently does not have a system in place for breaking into a user’s phone, which is often referred to as a “back door”. Therefore, Apple devices would theoretically be banned in the state of California. This is troublesome because California is where Apple has its headquarters. It’s still too early to tell whether or not this legislation will make any progress, but its existence is evidence that lawmakers are hoping to make citizens’ digital devices less private.
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