Apple's CEO speaks out against the US Government / FBI wanting a backdoor in iOS.
I think this is fantastic by Apple, what a great stance and brave action to take. I liked Apple before but love them now!
Interesting article pointing out that Apple in China has been silent about the Chinese government's requests for similar backdoors.
This underscores how neither Chinese domestic nor international companies cannot challenge the Chinese government without fear of massive retribution.
But to be fair, perhaps the title of the thread should be
'Apple's CEO Speaks Out Like Hikvision's CEO Could Never Do'
IPVMU Certified | 02/19/16 08:29am
In my opinion Tim Cook is just creating a vision of honor and justice... As do other companies like Microsoft, Cisco and so on...
His short memo can be overall described as: we are trying to protect your privacy, please don't hesitate to buy... that's it...
The truth is not accessible to anybody except may be several thousand people who must know and work with...
Apple products are very popular in CIS countries and most of all in Russia. Majority there tend to buy iPhone to show social status... Now I think no further comments are needed...
To sum up, the modern trend of dealing with privacy can be described with a single word "control".
IPVMU Certified | 02/19/16 01:26pm
There's a huge stir about this on social media. A lot of people are calling to break-in to one phone, just one phone! Apples response to these calls, IMO shows how honorable Apple is. I for one am proud to be a fanboy.
In today’s digital world, the “key” to an encrypted system is a piece of information that unlocks the data, and it is only as secure as the protections around it. Once the information is known, or a way to bypass the code is revealed, the encryption can be defeated by anyone with that knowledge.
The government suggests this tool could only be used once, on one phone. But that’s simply not true. Once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any number of devices. In the physical world, it would be the equivalent of a master key, capable of opening hundreds of millions of locks — from restaurants and banks to stores and homes. No reasonable person would find that acceptable.
Statistics can be used, perhaps inaccurately, to prove anything ....c'mon, 87.6% of people know that. FACT
"Apple has been asked by Chinese authorities within the last two years to hand over its source code but refused, the company's top lawyer told lawmakers"
The meeting with Hikvision likely went differently....
Apple isn't being honorable. They are trying to market their product. They are claiming they are secure, while various companies do hack into their products. For this specific request, apple only said the wouldn't bypass the password counter > wipe feature. They did give the FBI info on connecting to an existing network and then allowing icloud to backup the data. From there, they were happy to provide access to the data.
For all of their touted supposed security, it was hacked not by the FBI, but a 3rd party in a short amount of time....