John Oliver breaks down the San Bernardino iPhone case

John Oliver breaks down the San Bernardino iPhone case

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John Oliver has earned himself a popularity for explaining politically complicated subjects in a method that anybody can perceive throughout his Final Week Tonight speak present. After tackling internet neutrality and Donald Trump, the comic has turned his consideration to the San Bernardino iPhone case. The authorized tussle between Apple and the FBI has been everywhere in the information just lately, however the numerous arguments and counterarguments might be troublesome to explain to somebody that not often reads about encryption, backdoors and authorities warrants. If in case you have buddies or household that fall into this camp, Oliver’s new 18-minute breakdown is an effective place for them to start out.

The TV host delivers the recap together with his typical wit and allure, packing in loads of gags that ought to hold even the least tech-savvy viewer engaged. Within the video, Oliver covers the overall function of encryption, the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, precisely what the FBI has requested Apple to construct and its justifications for such an order. He then summarises Apple’s counterarguments and the potential points — technical and political — with constructing such a controversial workaround. It isn’t the deepest of dives, but when you already know somebody that desires to shortly meet up with the entire affair that is an accessible, humorous and pretty complete take.