Apple has been ordered to unlock the San Bernadino shooters iPhone. Apparently the shooter used a security function that erases the the information on the phone after 10 failed tries. For some reason Apple believes they have to create a universal unlock scheme that works across all iPhone models.
Why is Apple going so far to keep terrorist information from the government. This isn't the first time Apple has refused to help law agencise in regards to murder, rape, and child abuse. It's almost like they're an accomplice to the crime or a bystander who videotapes the act and does nothing to help the victim.
Here's a similar issue with a widow who couldn't remember her dead husbands password:
Apple told her she needed to get a court order in order for them to help her. Once the story went public Apple apologized and aided her in retrieving her password.
TLDR; If you want to commit a crime then do it using an Apple iPhone.
- Even terrorist, murderers, rapist, and child abusers deserve privacy.Vote A
- They should just unlock the phone and stop crying about it.Vote B
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I am a huge opponent to any form of technology that strips people of their privacy, or prevents them from encrypting private data. So you'd think I would support Apple on this. I don't.
For one thing, there is a world of difference between installing a back door in ever OS that is accessible wirelessly, and in using specific technology that can hack a phone, via a direct connection, in a forensics lab.
For another thing, the phone is legally in the hands of the government, and a warrant has been issued to crack it. If the government has legal cause to obtain your property, and a warrant to allow them to access it, then, as simply as that, they have right to legal access. They followed the rule to get what they needed.
Lastly, the people the phone belonged to? Those fuckers are dead. They have no legal right to any kind of privacy. Rights are for the living.
If Apple is unwilling to assist in unlocking the phone, in a way that does NOT mandate software or hardware that put all the privacy rights of their customers, then they should face strict fines and censures, and the job should be offered to someone else who can.6