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Tim Cook Vs. FBI: Why Apple Is Fighting The Good Fight
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3/1/2016 | 12:30:28 PM
Re: Situation could have been avoided
I just checked with our Asset Admin department who controls and manages all the firm owned phones and plans with ATT, Verizon, and Sprint.  I was told, at least with regard to iPhones, a lost password cannot be recovered - the person would need to connect to iTunes, wipe the phone and start over again.
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3/1/2016 | 3:45:47 AM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
@Broadway0474, everything changes... nothing stays the same...
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2/29/2016 | 11:05:22 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
Joe, the key is that people really trust in the government in the US. Or at least the government run by their party. It's an amazingly transformation (or regression) considering how little trust Americans had in their leaders in the 1970s.
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2/28/2016 | 10:36:38 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
I think you are overestimating the reach and influence of the data-protectionist tech circle.  While you and I might be rooting for Apple, don't forget that you and I read tech sites and work in fields where we are highly concerned about data protection and data privacy.  There is also a popular faction that is vocally opposed to Apple/supportive of the government's efforts here (with notables such as Bill Gates and Donald Trump being public faces of those efforts).  Polling indicates that about half of Americans think that Apple should backdoor the iPhone.
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2/28/2016 | 10:33:45 PM
Re: Situation could have been avoided
Well, the FBI did win the court battle.  Now Apple is appealing.

With the text of the EU's Privacy Shield, a.k.a. "Safe Harbor 2.0", being released in less than 12 hours from this posting (and with that proposal being less binding than original Safe Harbor was), if Apple loses, then I suspect that will severely impact US tech companies' ability to do business abroad.
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2/28/2016 | 9:11:35 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
SachinEE, that is what I was thinking. I think the wrong compromise with the feds could put Apple in a spot where their brand is tarnished. Whether that would lead to reduced sales over the longer term, that part I am not so sure about.
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2/28/2016 | 2:58:09 AM
Re: Situation could have been avoided
@Pedro: The problem would be when the Feds track down a criminal and collect his data and at the same time the criminal is in a country whose government is trying to track him down, and since the Feds have the data they wouldn't be giving it away just like that.
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2/28/2016 | 2:56:31 AM
Re: Apple vs FBI
@Joe: McAfee might know security measures but they seem to be changing and are being upgraded by the hour. So don't hold on to any of his boasts.
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2/28/2016 | 2:53:05 AM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
@Broadway: Any middle ground is Apple's loss, because most of the public don't understand anything and they only follow what the media tells them, and if Apple makes a compromise the media will follow suit and say all bad things about how Feds are watching over us due to Apple, and this would create declining iPhone sales.
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2/27/2016 | 9:44:26 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
Joe, given the strong and public stance that Apple has taken at this point, do you think they can take a middle ground compromise with the feds? I think that would be viewed as a loss for Apple, no?
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