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February 17, 2016

"Something we consider too dangerous to create"

We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good.
Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them. But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.... 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. -- Tim Cook, Apple CEO Customer Letter

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 17, 2016 7:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Doesn't Apple have an employee able to get the necessary security clearance and capable of bypassing, or hacking past, the iPhone's password?
What's the problem here?
Well, let's wait until the dirty bomb goes off somewhere in urban USA.

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2016 9:39 AM

What Tim Cook is trying to say is that the cheap ass gov't criminals haven't offered him enough coin yet. But they will. After all, it's free (stolen) money.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2016 4:07 PM

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