Thursday, February 18, 2016

Is Apple Fighting for Principle or Harboring Terrorists ?

   Talk about a legal battle of titans. Apple vs the USA, over the government's desire the company devise a back door around the security systems in I-Phones to allow the FBI to check out the phone used by one of the San Bernardino terror killers.
     Apple boss Tim Cook says its the beginning of a slippery slope but others say its a finite intrusion in the public interest.
      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/technology/apple-timothy-cook-fbi-san-bernardino.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on fools, Bammy is in bed with each and evey tech firm in Silicon Valley. They contribute and bundle big bucks to control him.

He has his lackey Lynch open an inquiry by the Justice Dept. knowing full well that Apple is selling those Iphones and he would know through NSA what technology can be hacked and not. The Nkoreans, Russians and our dear friends China who own Apple have most likely hacked into that GD phone by now.

Anonymous said...

This is weird. First, a back door means they would have already put one in place. They can't put on in place after the fact. Did they ask Apple if one existed and did Apple say "no"? Second, it sounds like they want to order Apple to invent something that does not exist. What gives them the right to do that? They have the right to subpena every blueprint and all the software along with source code, but not the right to make them engineer something new that might be beyond their abilities.

Anonymous said...

One step closer to the jackbooted brown shirts coming to take away our guns too!

Anonymous said...

Smacks of possible disinformation. Convince the terrorists their Apple phones are safe, while all the time we are listening in.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

That is unfair to say that "Apple is harboring terrorists." I read Apple CEO Tim Cook's statement/and rationale, and I've heard experts on all sides. It is not an easy call, for sure, but if it is kept narrow (one phone/one provider (Apple) and close supervision at the Apple lab by the FBI then why not?

This might/or could lead to more terrorist cells in the U.S. or elsewhere, or maybe not. That the purpose to find out.

Careful handling of the proposed "backdoor device" is paramount I totally agree, but it can and I'd argue should be allowed to move forward in this case. I repeat as before, nothing should take the place of public safety and in this case that is still obvious and a bona fide national security reason over cell phone privacy ...

Anonymous said...

Sorry,once the judge reviewed the case and made his decision it was on apple to comply with the court order.Cook should be charged with contempt if he continues to disregard the order,he can always appeal the decision but the govt did what they were supposed to in this case,and that is seek a court order.

Anonymous said...

I will tell you the company will tell you they can not open it, happened to me on my son's phone. He forgot his password. I went online to You-tube and asked in a search if anyone knew how to hack the phone. Dude sent me a message on a video that day. He had a ski-mask on and talked weird. But he knew the way to open that phone up. Took a few minutes. I bet there is more of the same out there.

Anonymous said...

@11:07 you are wrong. The law as written states only a Federal Judge can request it with a warrant, they don't have a warrant and I don't believe he is a federal judge. This is another way for the NSA to bypass the laws that are in place like they always do.

This isnt the Soviet Union, China, North Korea or Cuba, this is America where we have the rights to keep the NSA out of our lives.

Beside the terroist are dead, what are they going to gain from phones of dead people? Their next target? Or maybe they want to stop them from carrying out their next bombing when they return from the dead as zombies?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter, people don't have to rely on their phone for security with all the vault apps available.

Anonymous said...

thank you for the legal advice mr lawyer 8:55 sounds like you are spitballing and don't know what you are talking about.Those terrorists may be dead,but not other embedded ones,perhaps cohorts and other planners whose information may be on the phone.Perhaps future plans with other contacts.