what do you think cook would say if there were an iPhone that had information on it regarding an armed terrorist attack on their headquarters?
Apple is wrong and the people backing Apple are wrong. When a member of their family or someone close to them is murdered, will they take the same position if the name of the killer is on a locked Iphone. The killer walks free if the phone is not unlocked.
Sound so wrong AI. Apple didn't refuse unlock...they refused to build the back door.
Since when does a company or person get to say "no" to the government just because they disagree with the request?Apparently Apple thinks they are above the law and that their business proposition is more valuable than other people's lives. Throw Cook in jail for his refusal to comply ... and also for good measure, for being self-absorbed and narcissistic.
If the FBI wins this case they will have the ability and legal right to:1. track everywhere you visit using location services2. record you phone conversations and text messages3. Record you real life conversations by using the mic on your phone4. take video and pictures of your home using the iPhone camera5. Tract all your online purchases, search history, web history, app history, email history6. Look at all your photo's and videos on your phone7. Listen and Watch you using the iPhone camera/mic during your most intimate moments at home.Ridiculous.Why fight the terrorist if we give up all our liberty doing so?
Younger people weren't around much before the age of cell phones and can't realize that when landlines were the only option, the government really didn't spy on people to any large extent, and then not usually without good reason. For the most part cops have there hands, and time, full with enforcement issues. And people had real lives, apart from their friggin' phones! They had other things to do! Youngsters are too paranoid in this. Don't believe me and still too scared? Just don't run your mouth on the phone and stick to in-person conversations. You'll be fine. They're the best kind anyway!
We have such short memories. Once again we're one big terror attack in the US away from everyone then complaining about why the government hasn't done enough to protect us. Well they're (gov) trying to do something but we don't want to unlock a freakin' phone?! Come on people. Get over yourselves. No one cares about your uninteresting personal lives.
Amazing how someone can cherry pick the polls that reflect their own opinion to say what they want it to say. Pew has an equally convening poll that says the exact opposite. In fact this poll looks oddly close to what the iPhone owning populace stated, and not what the general populace stated in the Pew Poll. So the question becomes who has the over and under sampling of iPhone users, and who did, and didn't weight the iPhone users to the actual representation in the population. Since the Reuters poll doesn't have a segment for people who own iPhones vs Own a Different Smart Phone I'd suspect the Reuters poll to be the one most likely in error. Or it could be a difference in how the question was worded.
I don't see why Apple couldn't create a "backdoor" and give only Congress to control the "random key". This way the FBI can never abuse it, and mandates that whenever the FBI needs to break in, Congress would have to hold an immediate voting session to allow it or not.Serious matters like the San Berdinal case, the gov't has every right to acquire the data in order to protect the citizens. Apple could apply this same principle in other countries where the devices are being sold, and never have worry of its responsibility.We all know that if you, as the device owner, don't do anything "stupid" or illegal, then you should never have to worry about gov'ts intrusion.Apple is against it now is all about marketing gimmicks! It is only software based, so it can be easily done.