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What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!


The first few minutes of this show make a couple of key points:

First, intelligence services should not be treated as allies by the phone manufacturers. Apple and Google should close security holes whenever possible, regardless of who may or may not be using them.

Second, while Rosemary may not be alarmed by her mother being able to unlock her iPhone via face ID, I would be. Someone who I actually know and see frequently is more of a concern than some person who may exist 3000 miles away, not so much because I think they’ll put ransomware on it or drain my retirement savings, but because they might be nosy and learn things they weren’t supposed to know.


This is why I think it sucks that Apple abandoned Touch ID for something less safe. And are all in on fixing it instead of giving alternatives (as usual with them).