Mobile Privacy and Security is Crucial for the LGBT Community

Updated: Oct 13, 2020


LGBT Tech is tracking closely recent reports about the FBI’s decision to take Apple to court in order to force the company to unlock a mass shooter’s iPhone. While on the surface this may seem like a worthy and unassailable goal, just a quick look beneath the surface of such a request reveals a host of privacy concerns that could affect the LGBT community specifically. Law enforcement requests that would require that companies build a “back door” to encryption would create built-in vulnerabilities that could lead to more data theft and blackmail from hackers exploiting these back doors.

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These issues are of special concern to the LGBT community for a variety of reasons.

LGBT individuals have always been early adopte