- Vishwanath: Apple fighting FBI attempt to get "backdoor" into company's technology, but how does Apple protect user privacy?
- He says as our devices increasingly interact, potential for hacking increases
- Tech companies should create and mandate security standards that gadget makers must adhere to, he says
Arun Vishwanath is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Tuesday at the first congressional hearing on the issue of iPhone encryption, Apple's general counsel argued against the FBI's call for creating a backdoor into the company's technology, a door that could allow the government -- and hackers -- to intrude on our privacy in the future.