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FBI escalates war with Apple: 'marketing' bigger concern than terror

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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Ugh! It was obvious this was coming. The FBI was hinting the families of the San Bernardino killings would be enlisted to put pressure on Apple. There has to be a better way.

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posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

Here's the FBI's official press release:

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I still say there has to be a better way. I feel like I can't breathe or sneeze without someone monitoring it and adding it the database.
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posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 03:23 AM
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originally posted by: tweetie
I've thought about this for a bit.

Is the FBI trying to force Apple to make it legal, via the court order, for the FBI to crack the security for their phones even though the FBI can already do it (according to what has been stated already in this thread)? I hope my question is clear.


Most likely it's Apple trying to get public support to stop it. Like others pointed out, law enforcement can already do this as can other companies. Since Tim Cook has taken over he has tried to make their products much more secure, he apparently doesn't like the fact that all digital communications in the US basically get handed to the US government for monitoring (many others don't either, but few do anything about it). Being able to stir up public support that can be pointed too, would likely be a tool for lobbyists in order to show those in congress that their districts really do support having a secure device.

To be perfectly honest, I doubt the FBI likes this arrangement much either considering it makes a mockery out of the Constitution.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 08:52 AM
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I'm convinced the FBI can't get into these upgraded Apple phones since they came out in 2014. Before the upgraded security on these phones was installed they could take individual phones to Apple with a search warrant and Apple complied. Over and over I've seen different and unique articles saying the same thing. The FBI is using a law from 1789 to set a precedent.

An article from, "The Guardian:"

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posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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Edward Snowden posted a link to this on his Twitter feed less than 20 minutes ago. I have to smile.

"Remember When The FBI & NYPD Told People To Upgrade Their iPhones To Enable Stronger Security?"

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I'm really interested in what becomes of this conflict.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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A more in depth explanation for this conflict between Apple and the FBI can be found at this Guardian link.

"FBI has never asked Apple to weaken iPhone's passcode security before."




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