Apple STILL not the People’s Hero but …

From Mashable:

During his interview this week with ABC, Cook was asked if he was aware of polls from the Pew Research Center and Reuters showing Americans to be firmly divided about whether to support Apple.

“This is not about a poll. This is about the future,” Cook responded. “What I have seen is as people understand what is at stake here, an increasing number support us.”

Later in the interview, he added: “Some things are right and some things are hard and somethings are both. This is one of those.” More.

Reality check: Apple is NOT the People’s Hero! But a a free internet is still at stake. Free people need complex strategies in these times. Unless, of course, we believe that the government will always run our lives in our best interests.

See also: Apple is said to be working on a phone even Apple itself could not hack in principle

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    As long as the tech companies continue to silence conservatives, I’m not going to care too much what a bunch of Libertarian purests think.
    They sure have no problem cooperating with the Chinese government in restricting the billion of over a billion people, but hacking the phone of a dead terrorist is just too much of an affront to “civil liberties”.
    The rest of us getting killed by a Muslim fanatic, not so much of a big deal.

    • We will be killed AND hacked, if things go as they are now. That’s the problem. Are you better protected if the government knows all your business?

      • Exile1981

        I think what DBN is saying is, since Apple already helps the chinese gov’t hack phones and track people who are pro democracy; that their claims of doing the morally right thing are disingenuous. Everyone has known there is a back door in apple phones; they are giving data to NSA…. but this time they have a problem doing it.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        But that’s a false-choose dichotomy.
        I will get hacked, or not hacked, independent of what my government does.
        Also, the FBI still needs a FISA warrant if the want my iPhone which is no different than if they wanted to haul away one of my file cabinets filled full of incriminating records.

        Apple is grandstanding on this one.