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  • California Assembly considers bill to mandate encryption backdoors

    Dear Mrs. Feinstein, please post the contents of your smartphone on a website so every US citizen can view what you have. You're basically asking us all to do the same thing, so fair is fair. I wouldn't be surprised if part of your legislation includes a requirement that each manufacturer also create a second encrypted iOS for government officials because you guys in Washington don't have to play by the same rules as your subjects? Every US citizen should write Mrs. Feinstein requesting the same thing.
  • Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

    Joe111 said:
    AAPL PR stunt.
    yeah, okay Einstein. Apple orchestrated the San Bernardino shooting, told the terrorist to destroy his other electronic devices and leave only his work iPhone in pristine condition. They then told him to make sure the passcode was set, and then waited and hoped the FBI would not be able to access the data and force Apple's a public create a backdoor. Apple then struck a deal with the government to make sure they and the FBI were questioned before congress, which then led to Apple begging the FBI to take them to court...all so they can sell more iPhones. Stop me when it begins to sound ridiculous.
  • Court overturns Apple's $120M patent win against Samsung

    realistic said:
    Why bother trying to innovate when the courts won't allow you to protect the patents with judgements.
    I think this ruling comes from higher up than the courts. Punishment as I see it. Lets reward the South Korean company who probably already has back doors on everyone of their phones.
  • FBI issues safety warning to auto makers on vehicle software security

    FBI: Oh you think we can retract this story? Forgot all about the Apple case next week.
  • This week on AI: FBI debate explodes, Mac & iPhone leaks, Apple patent win overturned

    "Apple is allegedly developing new iOS and iCloud security measures that would thwart any FBI tools"

    Why does the media have to write this as if Apple is doing it to thwart the FBI?
    Whatever happened to the idea that they are doing this to protect their customers data?
    Do you want your identity stolen?
    I sure and hell don't and appreciate Apple is doing everything they can to make sure only I can see my data. It's unbelievable how this is being spun and those complaining about it will be the first whiners blaming Apple for not protecting their data if they are hacked.
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  • Apple faces constrained iPhone SE supply on surprise demand

    mac_128 said:
    sflocal said:
    So what?  The phone's been out for a month.  Assuming Apple did truly underestimate demand on the 64GB model, they will ramp up that production so in a couple more weeks it will be a non-issue.  I'd rather not put out enough of everything, than to have too much of one thing and have a glut of them.
    So what? Apple is clueless about what the base RAM should be on their phones. I'm not necessarily advocating for the eradication of the 16GB phone because it definitely has a place in the worldwide Apple ecosystem, especially in an entry level phone. But the fact that in the US, Apple miscalculated the demand for 64GB over 16GB so badly is very telling.
    16GB is not considered the base RAM, it's the amount of storage. Big difference.
  • Apple 'privacy czars' put clamps on products like Siri & iAd - report

    So I guess it's safe to say that Google's Privacy Czar employee count is zero? Or would that be a negative number if you take into account all the Czars hired to harvest user data?
  • Man pleads guilty in celebrity iCloud hacking case, admits to phishing scheme

    "Reports at the time suggested iCloud itself had been hacked, but Apple denied those claims. It appears the company was correct in its assessment."

    And will all the Apple haters and pundits who demonized Apple for this breach please stand up and take it like a man. You've been owned!