New Technology : Invade Privacy Or Prevent Terrorist Attack?

870 WordsFeb 22, 20164 Pages
New Technology “Going Dark”: Invade Privacy or Prevent Terrorist Attack? With the news media being reported with information about the Apple’s encryption fight, I think my current events article could be about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and intelligence agency communications are creating a new technology, “Going Dark”, which will help them to track terrorists and kidnappers. After I read the article, I think the FBI and intelligence agency communications have to find a balance between the privacy and interception of communications. Not only this, it will bring many legal and ethical issues. The New York Times reported, the new technology, “Going Dark”, can implant into networks around the U.S., even the whole world. The director of the FBI, James B. Comey, said that, FBI can not stop the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) to recruit people through social media, but FBI’s task is to find all kinds of clues, even these clues are increasingly invisible because of the encryption. It is true that the encrypted communication between people and ISIS is becoming very difficult to crack. However, the encryption both have the advantage and disadvantage: the advantage is that it can protect personal privacy and innovation and the disadvantage is that it may affect the ability of the government crack the encrypted information from the terrorists. In addition, there are two ethical issues in this article: 1. Should the FBI use the new technology for the
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