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Roughly Speaking: The Apple-FBI legal battle explained (episode 61)

In this podcast:

  • 2:21: Roughly Speaking Extra: The Pick A Side in the FBI-Apple Battle Episode: Sean Gallagher is the Baltimore-based IT editor for Ars Technica, the tech-news website. He really knows his stuff and explains it well. If you haven’t decided who’s right and who’s wrong in the legal battle between Apple and the FBI over access to an iPhone used by one of the killers in the San Bernardino shooting, then here's Sean’s primer and Dan's futile attempt at injecting a helpful metaphor for the tech-challenged. The dispute between the FBI and Apple has turned into a big technology story. The FBI wants a court to force Apple to unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone. Apple says doing so would force it to become a partner with the government and make millions of iPhones around the world vulnerable to hackers.


  • 36:00: A Gathering of Men 2016: Baltimore-based filmmakers Allen Moore and Leo Horrigan talk about their new documentary about men who gather every year for some deep work on their souls. The film is called Out of Our Heads: A Male Journey Into the Heart, and its premiere screening is Friday night in Baltimore.

Apple has made it more difficult for criminals to be stupid.

—  Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica IT editor

Next episode: Coming Friday, an interview with mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon.

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