U.S. House questions Apple over FaceTime flaw

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  • Reply 21 of 28
    Dear Congress, please explain the bug in your law making process that seems to always cause Congress to be exempt from the laws it passes.  This is a serious bug in your process that needs to be addressed immediately.  Why haven't you done this?
    jason leavittmaestro64
  • Reply 22 of 28
    neilmneilm Posts: 634member
    lkrupp said:
    gilly33 said:
    The house members should find something more important to do. Really asking Apple about a damn bug. I will refrain from making a political comment but government is now a effing waste. 
    Maybe Apple shouldn’t have crowed so loud about being the knight in shining armor protecting the last bastion of security and privacy. While Apple may genuinely care more about the subject they put a bullseye on their back for the cynics to pound away at. Shit happens and it sure did this time. Now the critics are having a field day. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” 
    It's important to differentiate between Apple's policy of protecting its users' privacy and security  — in complete contrast to FaceBook, Google, and the other usual suspects — and unintentional bugs that temporarily compromise those things until fixed.
    MplsPGeorgeBMacbeowulfschmidt
  • Reply 23 of 28
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 1,556member
    neilm said:
    lkrupp said:
    gilly33 said:
    The house members should find something more important to do. Really asking Apple about a damn bug. I will refrain from making a political comment but government is now a effing waste. 
    Maybe Apple shouldn’t have crowed so loud about being the knight in shining armor protecting the last bastion of security and privacy. While Apple may genuinely care more about the subject they put a bullseye on their back for the cynics to pound away at. Shit happens and it sure did this time. Now the critics are having a field day. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” 
    It's important to differentiate between Apple's policy of protecting its users' privacy and security  — in complete contrast to FaceBook, Google, and the other usual suspects — and unintentional bugs that temporarily compromise those things until fixed.
    Absolutely. Bugs like this are bound to happen; It's hard to see how Apple could have responded much quicker than they did. 

    Contrast that with companies like Facebook who make a business practice of compromising people's privacy. There's no comparison.
    jason leavittGeorgeBMac
  • Reply 24 of 28
    lkrupp said:
    gilly33 said:
    The house members should find something more important to do. Really asking Apple about a damn bug. I will refrain from making a political comment but government is now a effing waste. 
    Maybe Apple shouldn’t have crowed so loud about being the knight in shining armor protecting the last bastion of security and privacy. While Apple may genuinely care more about the subject they put a bullseye on their back for the cynics to pound away at. Shit happens and it sure did this time. Now the critics are having a field day. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” 
    You don't get it.  Apple wasn't saying it never makes technical mistakes.  It was publicizing the fact that Apple's policies and business model are radically different from Google and Facebook that generate most of their revenue from mining your data to better target you for ads.  Hopefully Tim will use his time in the spotlight to clarify this obvious point.  The talking heads appear to lump everything related to "privacy" under a single umbrella.
  • Reply 25 of 28
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,169member
    Apple’s logs must show how many times the bug was exploited both before and after publicisation i.e. the extent of any potential privacy breaches.
  • Reply 26 of 28
    macguimacgui Posts: 1,362member
    MplsP said:
    Absolutely. Bugs like this are bound to happen; It's hard to see how Apple could have responded much quicker than they did. 
    We may not see it, but Apple will speed the process up. There may not be a lot than they can do, or there may be a lot they can do.

    By now, most of us have seen some of how this was not handled well by Apple. I fully believe Cook will fix that. Still, it won't be even close to fast enough for most critics. Some people think no bug should ever happen. Even here there are people who stupidly claim 'that never should have happened / doesn't Apple test software anymore' every time any bug shows up.

    I imagine it very possible that somebody at the initial level of reporting did not understand the importance of the bug. It seems the mother and/or son were told to file a 'RADAR' report which requires getting an Apple Dev account. You don't have to be a firefighter to know when a house is fully involved, that something should be done.

    Certainly vetting a report and reproducing, verifying, and all that is critical. But a serious bug can't just sit in a queue because it wasn't first in line. It needs to be fast-tracked to the people who can best handle that. So first thing, triage needs to be improved. Somebody at the initial point of reporting needs to be smart enough to know '...this could be some serious shit!' and fast forward it.

    Apple can easily defend time taken to analyze and verify a bug. What is indefensible is a serious problem needlessly sitting at the bottom of a stack of will-get-to items... I'm confident Cook will fix that to the extent humanly possible. Nothing is perfect and humans aren't even close.
  • Reply 27 of 28
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,642member
    Dear Congress, please explain the bug in your law making process that seems to always cause Congress to be exempt from the laws it passes.  This is a serious bug in your process that needs to be addressed immediately.  Why haven't you done this?
    Okay they is funny, 

    the other bug, most are lawyers and should understand the difference between what is constitutionally allowed and what is not but many times their laws get tossed by the courts for being un-constitutional. There is a serious bug in the law writing ability.
  • Reply 28 of 28
    Do these idiot worthless thieving polititians have anything else to do besides write Apple about something they have NO IDEA about and is NONE of thier business in the first place?
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