Apple’s Rotten Move

I’m an Apple junkie. I have a Mac desktop, a MacBook Air, an iPhone, an iPad, and Apple TV. Somewhere in my house is my old iPod which I haven’t used in a while. So it pains me to see Apple taking a stand so at odds with American national security and, properly understood, Apple’s own long-term self-interest.

Apple Unlocked iPhones for the Feds 70 Times Before

In other words, Apple’s stance in the San Bernardino case may not be quite the principled defense that Cook claims it is. In fact, it may have as much to do with public relations as it does with warding off what Cook called “an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers.”

  • Exile1981

    Apple already has back doors all they are saying is they don’t want to share them.

    • I am not getting the “martyr” stance in this instance.

      • Exile1981

        Wasn’t it Apple that already helped China decrypt the accounts of pro democracy people… or was that google?

        In this case the phone owner is dead and a terrorist / mass murderer… So not really see how they have any need of privacy anymore.

        • I just posted an update, this looks like an Apple PR stunt, they have cracked them before for the government.

          • Xavier

            Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for a post to appear once you’ve put it in the queue? Can you specify times when posts will appear?

          • BillyHW

            Yeah, and why the difference between web site, mobile site, and rss feed?

          • It is what it is.

          • Do you mean comments?

          • Xavier

            No, the articles you post, like the update to this article that you mentioned 2 hours ago but still hasn’t appeared.

          • Yes I can schedule posts. I generally schedule them to appear on the half hour i.e. 10 AM then 10:30 am etc as a general rule.

            However sometimes the wordpress/browser cache causes a non-updated view of the site to appear.

            Here is the updated article link I posted


          • luna

            It looks like those times in the past devices were ios7 or earlier. If you Google “ios forensics” you’ll see law enforcement has tools now for ios7 and older. However Apple apparently made ios8, and ios9 devices more resistant to forensic analysis.

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    • Xavier

      Precisely what I thought – the government wants the means to access everyone’s iPhone at their convenience.

  • The cited article is not convincing to those of us who know about the technology and its implications.

  • pettifog

    The problem is that it won’t stop with this. Remember, this is the same government which targeted and still targets Tea Party groups and others who disagree with the Democratic Party, including Democrats who get in the way of the “Progressive” agenda.

  • Timshel54

    Of course Apple was only too happy to comply with authorities 70 times before but I guess this is their line in the sand.
    The fact that the owners were Muslim is coincidental I’m sure.

    • Justin St.Denis

      The very thought of those muslims makes Apple CEO Tim Cook’s sphincter spasm like an old whore. Hard to understand the fag’s fascination with people who would throw him off a tall building given the chance.

      • BillyHW

        He regularly caves to China’s requests to keep the shipments of young boys flowing.

      • Big market in those Muslim states.

  • Xavier

    Connect this article with another,

    …and you’ll see that the left will use any communication technology to identify and punish their political enemies. An encryption cracker (or, more likely, a password retriever) in the hands of the government will be no different, because all parties are leftist now.

    • Twitter will die as a result of this.

      • Alain

        That would be no loss.

  • BillyHW

    Do you have any doubt that if it was China asking to go after a Christian that Apple would have caved?

    But when it’s a Muslim terrorist against Americans suddenly they have to stand on principle.

  • roccolore

    This is the same Apple whose leader attacked Indiana over their Religious Freedom law, but had no problem selling to Muslim countries where homosexuality is a death sentence.

  • sanwin

    This and the fact that Apple is taking on 15$ Billion in debt for new projects when it has over 250$ Billion stashed overseas so that they can avoid paying taxes tells me that Apple has jumped the shark

  • FactsWillOut

    What a bunch of fuckin retards.
    Western leaders let Muzz in by the boatload.
    Domestic terror increases.
    Western leaders use this as a pretext to coerce companies and people, and remove more and more privacy and freedom.
    The retarded peons eat it up.
    We’re doomed.