A Message to Our Customers(apple.com)

almost 8 years ago from Jérémy Barbet, Front-end developer @ Ueno.

  • Lucas CobbLucas Cobb, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Why not just hand over the device to Apple, have their engineers build this back door "extremely secretly" with measures to destroy it once used, unlock the phone and send it back to the FBI?

    In my mind these encryption experts at Apple already have an idea of how a backdoor could be built, and I bet there are ways of destroying a piece of code after it is used. It makes sense that this should happen via the device distributor as it is their proprietary property anyway.

    I'm all for the FBI fighting terrorism, but this seems like a lot more than that. I get a funny feeling like I did when all the NSA surveillance info was leaked.

    I do feel we need a way to combat terrorism, especially if there is sensitive information on the device that can lead to the apprehension of more terrorists, but just giving the FBI the keys to the most popular device in the US is not the answer. The FBI should send terrorist devices to Apple and have them unlock the devices, end of story.

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    • Kyle CaseKyle Case, almost 8 years ago

      If they do it once, they wont have a chance to destroy it. The next request will be right around the corner. You can't set the precedent that invading privacy is sometimes OK. Before you know it, sometimes turns into always. I really admire Apple for taking this stand.

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      • Lucas CobbLucas Cobb, almost 8 years ago

        Completely agree with your statement and after reading into further details throughout the day now see clearly how this can become a huge privacy issue. They are doing the right thing here, even if it is just talk!

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