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Broadway0474
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2/22/2016 | 10:24:37 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
If you're a fan of the military-industrial complex, perhaps the most disconcerting aspect of this case has to be the law's inability to circumvent Apple's security measures. The FBI can't crack them? Me thinks they need to do some more recruiting in Silicon Valley, not more alienating.
Ariella
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2/22/2016 | 8:51:53 PM
Re: Pew poll
Interesting 43sults: 51% side with the FBI on this. That doesn't mean 49% say the opposite, exactly. Rather 38% say Apple should not unlock and 11% don't know. See http://www.people-press.org/2016/02/22/more-support-for-justice-department-than-for-apple-in-dispute-over-unlocking-iphone/
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2/22/2016 | 8:49:52 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
<Do you want Apple to relocate to another country?  Because this is how you get Apple to relocate to another country.>

@Joe Well, it already has locations outside the US and does play around with its identity for tax purposes. That's why it favors Ireland as a base.
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2/22/2016 | 1:27:22 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
I'm not suprised the FBI asked to break the codes, but I am disgusted that a judge said they should. That's a precedent for any law enforcement ant any time to crack your phone to see IF you have been doing something less than legal, which strikes me as an infringement of 4th amendment rights. This could have horrible repercussions of the general public that reach far beyond the perceived need to lock up a couple of whackjob terrorists.
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2/22/2016 | 1:02:54 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
If Congress ends up stepping into this debate, I wonder if the tax liability loopholes will also come up...
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2/22/2016 | 1:00:26 PM
Situation could have been avoided
This situation never should have happened if San Bernadino County had properly management over hardware and service that it owns and provides to its employees to undertake their public service.

an iPhone 5C that belonged to (but evidently was not managed by) the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Even the most basic mobile device management (MDM) can force a change to a pin or password on a controlled device. If my employer paid for the phone and pays for the service, I have very little expectation of privacy over that device. I can choose to live with that and have both personal and company data on the device, or I can choose to use a separate device for personal use.
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2/22/2016 | 7:15:59 AM
Encouraging
Although I'm pleased to see Mr Cook taking a stand, what's really encouraging is the number of other companies and heads of those firms standing with him and Apple. If more tech firms organise and make a stand for encryption, it stands a much better chance of surviving this current legislative debate. 
Brian.Dean
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2/22/2016 | 5:17:50 AM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
Yes, the tax burden has been causing a few companies to park in different economic regions. Security is a two way street, if the company parks in an economy that is not stable then, it too can erode the value of assets. 

I feel that there is a middle ground between Apple and FBI that can fulfill the requirements and concerns of both sides -- finding the middle ground is the difficult process.
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2/21/2016 | 3:37:19 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...
If a certain Republican candidate gets elected, I'd like to see what happens if they EVEN TRY to move out of this company and still sell their iPhones here. I'm not interested in protecting terrorists, and neither is the vast majority of Americans. What I am afraid of is, what if, when they're looking for a bomb thrower, they find evidence of ordinary crimes, like theft, graft or fencing stolen goods?
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2/21/2016 | 12:43:30 PM
Re: With apologies to Archer...

@Joe I believe that asking company to unlock it and the retrieve all data will be a better preposition rather then providing them the tools to unlock the iphone. I am very much against even the law firms breaking into the private and privacy of any individual without their consent. And the legal suit is goimg directly into it. What do you say?

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