Our phones provide connection, communication and knowledge – and have become part of our identities. No wonder privacy violations bother us so much Related: Inside the FBI’s encryption battle with Apple Apple’s recent refusal to abide by a court order to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone has brought to the public’s attention an argument over cybersecurity and encryption that has been raging throughout the tech world for years. We’ve begun to see our smartphones as extensions of ourselves. The Internet of Things has become the Internet of Us