Story 2016-02-23 14TKH Apple ordered to bypass security lock which wipes data after 10 tries

Apple ordered to bypass security lock which wipes data after 10 tries

Anonymous Coward
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It is official. The iPhone is the best device to have for data privacy. Not even the resources available to the biggest three letter agencies in America can crack it. Apple has now been ordered to create a hack to get access to an iPhone and privacy supports are against. The primary concern is that if Apple can hack around their own security on the iPhone which would allow for data to be retrieved without triggering the device data wipe function then it will be repeatedly used by law enforcement in the future. Considering that the iPhone login was designed with this scenario in mind it could be difficult for even Apple to get around. There are fears expressed that the next step by the US Government would be to compel Apple to provide this solution for use by law enforcement and other agencies to violate the privacy of US Citizens.
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Hmmm. (Score: 2, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-02-23 02:14 (#14TRV)

Ignoring the pronouncement that is intended to start an OS holy war (seriously? Grow up!) I've seen a number of people raise points which indicate that this is simply a play by the security apparatus to extend their reach into citizen's lives a little further.

Re: Hmmm. (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-02-23 02:29 (#14TSF)

Article poster here. That was not intended on starting a holy war. More going for perspective based on facts. Feel free to post a story, anecdote, tech spec or something to even out or bolster the competition side.

Re: Hmmm. (Score: 0)

by on 2016-02-23 04:04 (#14TZH)

To believe any of these companies care about your data privacy over their pr image is funny, but to declare it as official seems to flaunt one's naivety.

The United States Government is out of control (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2016-02-23 22:17 (#14Y31)

This shows that the U.S. Federal Government is out of control, acts counter to the constitution and it's own laws. Just from a cursory glance the DOJ has just asked Apple to commit acts which are illegal under the DMCA. Of course that law has nothing to do with copyright, and everything to do with allowing big Hollywood and big Publishing to have ownership interest in the public's computers and digital files. With the DMCA you no longer own a book, you rather rent it from the copyright holder.

Re: The United States Government is out of control (Score: 1)

by on 2016-02-25 08:57 (#1539B)

An interesting perspective. I like it.

I hope it was worth it (Score: 3, Interesting)

by on 2016-02-28 13:51 (#15DEJ)

This was a one time deal and I hope it was worth it for the FBI. Because Apple is about to button up their OS so even if it is court ordered to break into a device they cannot. Hince, they will attempt to make the perfect black box apparatus. I expect Android to follow suit. Windows, well to much is at stake with the amount of government contracts and vendors they have. Expect that to be the least secured.