Mozilla campaign encourages people to understand encryption

Digital encryption has made headlines recently, with a U.S. court ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in last December's attack in San Bernardino, Calif. — an order Apple has resisted, citing privacy concerns.

Amidst this, the Mozilla Foundation has launched a new campaign to explain encryption technology to the public. CBC Radio technology columnist Dan Misener explains the campaign.

Although it's not a direct reponse to the Apple case, it comes at a time when encryption, and privacy issues, are on many people's minds. The FBI has an iPhone that was used by Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. They say they want access to the contents of that phone, as part of their investigation in to the shooting.