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Apple v. FBI: What Just Happened?


#1

Apple v. FBI: What Just Happened?

Alex Abdo

Monday night, on the eve of its courtroom showdown with Apple over a locked iPhone, the FBI surprised everyone. In a motion filed with the court, it asked for more time to explore a new possible method it claimed it had come across to unlock the iPhone at issue — the work phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. If the method works, the FBI will no longer need Apple's assistance to unlock the phone.

What does this mean for the fight over whether the government can force Apple to write new software to help the FBI break into an iPhone?


#2

Gen. Keith Alexander, former NSA chairman: "Collect it all!"

I think I read this somewhere:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."


#4

The oligarchy wants to know everything about everybody, but no one can know anything about the oligarchy. It's top secret.


#6

Looks like they realized they were losing badly in the court of public opinion and decided to save face and punt.

They'll be back though, of course, and soon. Oppression of political dissent never sleeps in the United Police States, and we know even the most pathetic little zone of privacy is utterly intolerable to our Orwellian overlords.