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by koine2002
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14624

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

WildBill wrote:Interesting news - Anti virus software developer, John McAfee has offered to hack the phone for free.

http://www.businessinsider.com/john-mca ... ree-2016-2
I read the whole thing. He doesn't want the back door, either. I can almost guarantee that the FBI won't even give it a look. My speculation is that they want a backdoor they can use at will because that 4th Amendment is just too pesky for them. If they get this the next demand will be for Apple to just give them the source code.
by koine2002
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14624

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

Bitter Clinger wrote:
anygunanywhere wrote:
rentz wrote:
anygunanywhere wrote:Apple has unlocked phones 70 times before says the feds.

Apple does not dispute the figures.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... efore.html
But what model and version of os? Older versions did not have the same security settings on by default . A phone with an older os may very likely be quite easy to get into

The article has a quote that Apple can unlock it and won't, which if true is where I disagree with them since they have a federal court order and the govt followed all required legal requirements ...but it still seems to be a lot of hearsay from both sides
What difference does which version of operating system does it make? They caved 70 times.

Flexible ethics. The hallmark of progressivism.
YUP! :thumbs2: Or as made famous during the Clinton years,"Situational Ethics".

Profit motive pure and simple for Apple. They have unlocked many phones before and the FBI is NOT asking for all phones, just this one.

For Apple's Cook, there is obviously no absolute standard against which all things should be measured. But then again, why should we expect him to actually adhere to any moral standards?

There is clearly NO "Do the right thing" moral obligation extant at Apple. Which is why I will never patronize them!
Which means you will not be patronizing Google or Microsoft either. They're standing behind Apple on this one. http://www.cultofmac.com/413014/compani ... cy-stance/
by koine2002
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: This is why I will not own any Apple products!
Replies: 208
Views: 14624

Re: This is why I will not own any Apple products!

I applaud Apple for this. Demanding a back door into an OS to be programmed is only asking for trouble. The FBI will be singing a different tune if proposed hack gets leaked and it ends up compromising a high level official's phone.

Also, you'll have to avoid any and all Android phones and anything Google now, too. http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/17/11040 ... encryption

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