Apple Vs the FBI

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  1. BurningDesire
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    Recently Apple has sent a letter to it's customers. On Tuesday a Carolinian Judge ordered apple to assist with unlocking the iPhone 5c for one of the the San Bernardino shooters Syed Rizwan Farook. In the letter it says. We are challenging the FBI's demands with the deepest respect for American democracy and a love of our country." It also seems one of the Google bosses and the CEO of Whatsapp are some of the major brands who respect Apples decisions on fighting back.

    Here is what is to be said from Google Boss Sundar Pichai



    Here is what the creator of Whatsapp. Jan Koum had to say on the situation

    Also NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has also backed Apple

    Sources

    Edward Snowden
    https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/699984388067557376?ref_src=twsrc^tfw
    Sundar Pichai
    https://twitter.com/sundarpichai/status/700104298600886272?ref_src=twsrc^tfw
    Jan Koum
    https://www.facebook.com/jan.koum/posts/10153907267490011

    Letter
    http://www.apple.com/customer-letter/

    FBI vs Apple what does the FBI Want?

    (which I didn't even know was a thing)

    Who do you think will win in this FBI vs Apple debate.
     


  2. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Apple protecting criminals. Just great.
     
  3. Swiftloke

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    Thanks, Snowden. If it weren't for you the NSA would have forced Apple to do it in secret and install it on every iPhone out there.
     
  4. Cortador

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    ”Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.”
     
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  5. Thomas83Lin

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    Both sides have good points, I'm curious how this plays out. "National Security vs Privacy"
     
  6. yodamerlin

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    It's more like "National Security Vs National Security".
    Troy Hunt did a good article, probably the best I've seen
     
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    I've never seen a terrorist in person in my entire life. Have you? But I do have government agencies controlling almost every aspect of my life. From medical care to having to work and pay taxes. Which is the bigger threat to liberty?
     
  8. Saiyan Lusitano

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    And how would you know? Only if that terrorist was on most wanted lists but other than that, you wouldn't think much of him/her.
     
  9. sin is in

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    1984, here we go
     
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    Ok, no terrorist has ever influenced my life. I have never felt threatened, or had any real fear of myself or my friends/family being the casualties of an attack. I have, however, been greatly effected by the terrorist paranoia and the infringing policies it has spawned.

    This brings up a really good point as well. The term terrorist is defined as a person/persons who use violence and intimidation in order to coerce for political reasons. So, I'm still pretty confident that I've never run into a 'terrorist', maybe I've seen a religious radical without knowing it, but until they do something they're just people. Who's to say that anyone, including you, doesn't have a breaking point that would spawn violence in retaliation to some unfair policy. Everyone on this planet could be a potential terrorist. But that still doesn't convince me to hand my life over to any organization in trade for the illusion of security. Especially one that uses war (an act of violence) to coerce other governing bodies (political purpose).
     
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    lol seriously? what a moron
     
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    I don't know much about the situation, but for the first time ever, I'm on Apple's side. I don't know, the perpetrators are dead, they acted on their own volition, inspired by terrorists. Is it necessary to open up a phone for clues and such?
     
  13. weatMod

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    they already did snowden is a shill it's all made up BS all these companies already have backdoors hey already give it all over tot eh government it is another fake story lies on top of lies on top of lies these companies are just getting PR out of it , fooling their customers into trusting them
     
  14. Flame

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    FBI wants one phone to be decrypted, and not a backdoor.


    1st hipsters..

    now criminals.

    when would apple just be good and dont be evil..... use android.
     
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    anyone who believes that apple google and MS do not already have backdoors and do not already already hand everything over to the government is mentally retarded , also if you believe anything the media and government tells you you are retarded
     
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    sooo.... the government and apple is bored and is creating this story for the lulz..


    so dont trust the media which told us what Snowden knew .



    so life is that black and white. every media outlet is bad... every person that works for a big company is bad. every person which is selected by a person to be in government is bad. every person who voted for some one to be elected is bad.


    so 99% plus of people are bad.





    okay..
     
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  17. IpsoFact0

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    another moron
     
  18. dpad_5678

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    What else do you expect from Apple? Lol.

    First they sell piece of shit technology for $700+ and now they refuse to co-operate with the US GOVERNMENT?!?
    Bahahahaha.
     
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    I expect people to have basic reading comprehension skills too, but life is hard.
     
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  20. Saiyan Lusitano

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    So by your logic criminals/terrorists deserve to have privacy and then who knows when they attack.