RE: Obama on fetishizing our phones. YES, WE CAN!

US President Obama had a small appearance at SXSW and criticized everybody who is not in favor of completely abandoning their right to privacy as being an absolutist.

My conclusion so far is that you cannot take an absolutist view on this. So if your argument is strong encryption, no matter what, and we can and should, in fact, create black boxes, then that I think does not strike the kind of balance that we have lived with for 200, 300 years. And it’s fetishizing our phones above every other value. And that can’t be the right answer.

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