A Message to Our Customers(apple.com)

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

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Yeah, I know Marc. It's just that I write security news for a living. This got boring last December.

    Oh, right. You definitely know what’s at stake then. Surely the future of privacy of the entire planet isn’t that boring?

    This whole Apple encryption debate is just silly to me, since Apple collaborated with the US agencies in the past to unlock many devices.

    Maybe they have spotted a trend, and maybe that trend triggered them to develop Touch ID/Secure Enclave. Maybe they’ve had enough? If nothing else, at some point it’s going to be very bad PR for Apple if they don’t do what they can to ensure their encryption isn’t defeatable?

    A similar battle is playing out in Australia as well. We have some draconian metadata storage laws that have passed and been implemented, and now every single government agency and organisation is trying to get access, including local councils. The only way these laws and abilities are going to be reigned in is if there’s constant debate and citizen outrage, don’t you think?

    With that in mind, I’m happy talking about it every single day until it is resolved.

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