Comment PTJP Re: I don't get it

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right'

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I don't get it (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-10-08 05:47 (#PTH6)

Is he a sociopath or not? Is this just good for business, or does he genuinely feel this way?

Re: I don't get it (Score: 3, Insightful)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-10-08 06:12 (#PTJP)

I'd assume it's just "good for business"... Apple put-in encryption features AFTER the public outcry of the Snowden/NSA domestic spying revelations (Apple was well-aware, but there was no public outrage yet) and privacy-centric and/or non-US businesses were gaining customers at others expense.

Apple likes to loudly tout how iMessage is safe from spying & subpoenas, despite the fact that the key exchange is weak and easy to undermine:

* http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-heres-how-apples-imessage-surveillance-flaw-works-video/
* http://www.tomsguide.com/us/is-apple-imessage-secure%2Cnews-17741.html

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2015-10-08 06:12
I'd assume it's just "good for business"... Apple put-in encryption features AFTER the public outcry of the Snowden/NSA domestic spying revelations (Apple was well-aware, but there was no public outrage yet) and privacy-centric and/or non-US businesses were gaining customers at others expense.

Apple likes to loudly tout how iMessage is safe from spying & subpoenas, despite the fact that the key exchange is weak and easy to undermine:

* http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-heres-how-apples-imessage-surveillance-flaw-works-video/
* http://www.tomsguide.com/us/is-apple-imessage-secure,%2Cnews-17741.html

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Time Reason Points Voter
2015-10-08 13:22 Interesting +1 beldin@pipedot.org
2015-10-08 06:48 Insightful +1 gravis@pipedot.org

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