- Feb 25, 2007
- CO Front Range
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I think the grandstanding by Apple is deplorable! Have Apple get into the phone and reset the password.
Don't judges subpoena phone records? I'm not sure I understand the difference.
I'm all for privacy rights, but don't you forfeit those rights when you commit a crime?
The NSA or some other government agency cannot already do this for them?
nope... why would they?
You assume that the Govt scoops up all the smart people... But they all end up at places like Apple and Facebook..
There are a lot of very smart people at Google et al. sitting in cubicles and hoping for a huge payday while grinding out code to make it easier to download porn to a driverless car, but I assume that most elite mathematicians and computer scientists are actually affiliated with our nation's top research universities, where they frequently consult with, advise or otherwise find themselves on the payroll of government agencies. My guess would be that even if the NSA, etc. had the capacity to crack an iPhone or whatever, the tech would be so highly classified that local police and the courts would never even know about it, much less have the authority to get their hands on it.
I don't think apple has a problem with cracking the phone in and of itself. It's the fact that they don't want to set a precedent that they will do this, because then the FBI and other government organizations will keep coming back with other phones to crack. Apparently the shooter set the phone up so that it will erase its contents after 10 failed login attempts. What I find interesting is that I'm sure the NSA or some other government organization has the capability to unlock it, but it's probably classified Top Secret/SCI so they can't help out the FBI. Apple probably doesn't want to give out an IOS with a backdoor because it could be reverse engineered and used again. Apple is a publicly traded company and it would only take one FBI employee to destroy years of technological advances by inadvertently releasing a backdoor ios.
I think what they want Apple to do is to change the 10 password attempts and it becomes a useless brick..
If that gets "back door'd" then it a matter of brute force and luck to break into the phone..