Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Issue With Technology Is, There's Always A Workaround

The Court showdown between the FBI and Apple over decrypting the Iphones of the San Bernadino shooters has been postponed. The result of the fact that the whole issue may become moot as the FBI has engaged an Israeli firm, Cellebrite, itself a subsidiary of the Japanese firm Sun Corp, to decrypt the phones.
As I've said before, Apple really doesn't give a shit about anybody's privacy. All they're worried about is the public relations backlash if they're seen as cooperating with the government.

Ah, isn't technolgy wonderful! Hahahahahahahahahaha!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-cellebrite-idUSKCN0WP17J

2 comments:

zenwarrior said...

And what will they find if they ever do get some henchman hacker to violate the security of a secure device...The government that governs least governs best!

Blackthorn D. Stick said...

And considering the events of just a few days ago with the DOJ withdrawing their case completely as a result of finally hacking into the San Bernadino shooters phones now makes the whole point moot. They're in and that's that.

At least for now.

Sooner or later there will be a case that results in decisions about when they can and can't (legally) hack into a smartphone. In the meantime they'll be doing it anyhow since they now have the means.