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How The FBI-Apple Battle Could Affect Millions of Latinos

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Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are currently entrenched in a legal battle over encryption. Believe it or not, the outcome of that fight could affect the Latino community. Here’s why:

Wait, what are they fighting about?

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The best explanation on why Apple and the FBI are fighting in court was given by John Oliver last week. If you don’t have 18 minutes to spare, here’s the basic gist: The FBI is currently in possession of an iPhone that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two San Bernardino shooters. Unfortunately for the FBI, the iPhone is passcode-protected, and the government agency can’t break into it because of the privacy protections Apple has put in place. As a result, the FBI has asked Apple to update its software so that it can traverse those protections. Apple has said no.

Why Should I Care?

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Because if Apple gives the FBI what they want, it’ll be a slippery slope. The FBI is trying to paint this as a “one time only” kind of thing. Apple says that if they give in, they’ll be opening a Pandora’s box where law enforcement officials can come to them at any point and ask them to do the same thing. This isn’t an unfounded fear. A recent court filing showed that Apple already has 12 requests asking for the same thing. Think of it this way: you know that really anxious and uncomfortable feeling you get when someone borrows your phone for like even a second? Well imagine that instead of it being your friend, it’s the cops. If that doesn’t freak you out, you’re just straight up lying.

Does this really matter?

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At the end of the day, it boils down to the right to privacy, which is guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the Fourth Amendment. The counterargument to this is that if you have nothing to hide, then you should have nothing to be worried about. With all due respect, that’s straight up dumb. I’m gonna let my homeboy Edward Snowden, who’s on Apple’s side, take this one.

Ok, that’s all fine and good, but how does it affect Latinos?

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I’m getting there, gosh! Okay, so remember how I said that law enforcement agencies could and would ask Apple to unlock other iPhones for them? Well, one of those agencies could be Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Border Patrol. In fact, this is the argument that Eddy Cue, Apple’s highest ranking Latino executive, made to Univision recently. Obviously, Cue is representing Apple’s interest, but in this case they also happen to be our interests. And yes, this might sound like a too far-fetched scenario, but then again, law enforcement officials have already begun using social media to target immigrants.

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17 Photos That Prove William Levy Is The Hottest Damn Latino To Ever Walk This Planet

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17 Photos That Prove William Levy Is The Hottest Damn Latino To Ever Walk This Planet

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Cuba has given us bomb-ass cigars, delicious rum, sexy and sultry dancing and some of the best damn food in the world. But can we all take a minute and thank the Caribbean island country for William Levy?

First, let’s just establish that William Levy is THE sexiest Latino celebrity to ever exist.

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His smile, his chiseled jaw and those hypnotizing eyes. ? #Swoon #MyOvariesBeStill

Even his pouty face can make you weak in the knees. ?

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*packs bags and flies to South Africa*

And what about dat bod?! ?????

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Ya hay cena pa esta noche !!

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Is anybody else getting thirsty around here or is it just me? ?

He is SO great with kids. Like, total dad goals over here. From being sweet to his daughter…

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…to being a total bro with his son.

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He is, like, sooo talented in sooo many things that it can be hard to keep track.

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And, again, he looks damn fine doing it! #TheThirstIsReal

He’s got the sexy nerd look on lock.

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Oh, to be that keyboard.

He’s a hottie with a f*cking heart of gold!

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He’s got jokes and we are here for ALL of them.

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Just having a good time 😜 .. #lovekids

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Even with those perfectly swole arms, he is delicate enough to give you the mani of your dreams.

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Also, just: THIS.

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Cheers to you all .. 🍷

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With the phone set up this way, it’s like you’re on a date with William Levy. #MyTypicalSaturdayNight ?

Have we mentioned his body yet? ? ? ?

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Why can’t he hold ME in his arms like that?

As Señor Levy’s partner in crime, you can follow that pretty face to exotic destinations.

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Though my eyes would never leave his face, tbh.

Not even being dirty makes him any less attractive.

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No matter what he does to his hair…

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…he is still dreamy AF.

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Admit it, rolling over and seeing this face every morning would make anyone happy.

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Guy, girl, gay, straight…it doesn’t matter when you stare into those eyes.

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