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Why We Support Apple in Encryption Battle


#1

Why We Support Apple in Encryption Battle

Kurt Opsahl

We at the Electronic Frontier Foundation learned on Tuesday evening that a U.S. federal magistrate judge ordered Apple to backdoor an iPhone that was used by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino shootings in December. Apple is fighting the order which would compromise the security of all its users around the world.


#2

Unhackable quantum computing is next. What will the oligarchy do?


#3

Why does the govt need Apple to do this? Can't they just use their own developers?


#4

Additionally, the value of that key would be so astronomical as to make it the target of theft and/or exploitation. A system-wide compromise of such nature would surely cause chaos and panic, which might be, sad to say, part of the plan. At a minimum, such a key would increase the control of the masses through paranoia, a favorite tool of the elite.


#6

I support neither. Learn to walk and chew gum at the same time. The FBI and the NSA is not our friend, but neither is Big neoliberal Ayn-Rand Geek Tech. Apple will gladly use its technology to go after individuals who work against Apple's capitalist interests - and they are plenty powerful enough to do it without the government's help. Anyone heard of the Pinkertons or Baldwin Felts? The greatest forms of oppression do not come from governments - they come from capitalist bosses.


#7

Thank you EFF! and thank you Tim Cook.
I do not give a fig about what you all may think, opine, whatever about as regards Apple, Inc..
A big fat line in the proverbial sand has been drawn.
The spokes-fool for the govt's case, as heard on National Petroleum Radio yesterday, was in full-on vocal stress mode responding to the EFF spokesperson.
The FBI already has the frickin' metadata.


#8

Haven't you heard of the concept of provisional support?