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“There’s a lot of people right now who are curious who this third party is,” said David O’Brien, a senior researcher with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. “It appears the FBI turned away from the opportunity to test its case in court and get a ruling that could have set a precedent.”
“It’s an area with a lot of nuance in the Constitution,” said David O’Brien, senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Article I of the Constitution clearly gives Congress broad authority to “provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States,” he said.
Bruce Schneier, a security technologist at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a critic of the government’s request, said the Apple case raises a keen national question: “Do we want security or surveillance?”