Apparently the FBI needs to get into someone’s phone data in order to solve a crime. That is the crime of the San Bernardino shooting. There is just one problem and that is that the maker of the phone will not allow the FBI access to the data. Apple has said and I quote: “The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement to customers Tuesday night. “[T]his order … has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”
Good old Donald Trump said that we should boycott Apple. That man speaks out of his rear end more than any person I have ever known.
The president that we currently have in office has done more to invade the privacy of American citizens than any other president. He has not done so legally but through illegal and clandestine measures and now we are supposed to allow the FBI to have access to our most intimate information?
We are talking some serious stuff here. I quote again: “The FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on [the shooter’s] iPhone,” Cook added. “In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession. ”
That is pretty scary but there is a twist in this story. “The password for the San Bernardino shooter’s iCloud account associated with his iPhone was reset hours after authorities took possession of the device.” Yep here is an instance of the government creating a problem so that it can create a solution which explodes into a lot more problems for the people who are paying the taxes and their salaries. What a brilliant plan. NOT!!!!
The Justice Department acknowledged in its court filing that the password of Syed Farook’s iCloud account had been reset. The filing states, “the owner [San Bernardino County Department of Public Health], in an attempt to gain access to some information in the hours after the attack, was able to reset the password remotely, but that had the effect of eliminating the possibility of an auto-backup.”
Apple could have recovered information from the iPhone had the iCloud password not been reset, the company said. If the phone was taken to a location where it recognized the Wi-Fi network, such as the San Bernardino shooters’ home, it could have been backed up to the cloud, Apple suggested.”
So now because some idiot at the health department reset the password it becomes the responsibility of Apple to figure out how to get into everyone’s data? Wow! This is totally the most screwed up situation ever.
I remember when Barack Obama said he was going to have a transparent government. Gosh I thought he was referring to how he would lead the country. Silly me, I didn’t realize that he was referring to the American populous who continue to send him on luxurious vacations so that he can avoid his responsibilities at home. I guess transparency is in relation to everyone but him and Hillary Clinton. My bad.
All quotes listed in this article can be found in entirety at this link:http://abcnews.go.com/US/san-bernardino-shooters-apple-id-passcode-changed-government/story?id=37066070