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Joe Stanganelli
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2/29/2016 | 6:57:51 PM
Re: But Gates
> Bill Gates is the most recognized name in the world.

Is it?  Did he marry a Kardashian?  ;)
Joe Stanganelli
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2/29/2016 | 6:56:34 PM
Re: But Gates
There's a big difference between providing subpoenaed customer information and breaking your encryption.  Not at all the same thing, Bill.  Stick to curing malaria.
progman2000
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2/29/2016 | 7:02:11 AM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
Agreed - it is beyond comprehension that someone can't hack that phone. I swear this sounds like more of a publicity stunt than anything else...
Brian.Dean
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2/28/2016 | 1:04:24 PM
Re: But Gates
Yes, I agree that it seems a bit strange that Microsoft and Bill Gates are not in sync. It might be that Microsoft's stance is related to protecting its share price and public image.

I wonder if a "Search Warrant" would be considered a balanced solution. For instance, every time the FBI requires access to a phone, it will have to seek for court authorization to the specific phone.
tzubair
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2/28/2016 | 10:00:23 AM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
"Who knows, maybe there is a bigger agenda here. Maybe the FBI does have the drop on the iPhone and they really are encouraging these groups to use it under the guise of it being ultra secure"

@progman2000: If that really is the case, it calls for a big Hollywood movie to be made on this! story :) I agree with you here that Apple can unlock the phone if they want to. Afterall they own the hardware and software. It's about whether it's right to do so. 

On a side note, in case Apple refuses to cooperate, the FBI can throw up a challenge to the hardware and software hackers of this world and challenge them to unlock the phone.
Broadway0474
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2/27/2016 | 10:11:17 PM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
I thought BlackBerrys were the smartphone of choice for bad guys? Wasn't that the one claim to fame for BlackBerry, even as their business was falling apart, that they were super safe from any sort of hacking?
mak63
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2/27/2016 | 6:07:56 PM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
Well, I think Apple has... secured itself as the cell phone of choice from this point forward for terrorists. Nice going guys.
Apple has a long-standing cooperation with the DOJ, in complying with All Writs Act orders. The issue in this specific case, it's that Apple believes what the FBI is asking is unconstitutional, and against the law (CALEA).
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2/27/2016 | 2:37:46 PM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
@Progman, I was also surprised that they don't have an alternative way to get to what the FBI needs. I am curious to see how this "showdown" will play out.
progman2000
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2/27/2016 | 10:05:16 AM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
Who knows, maybe there is a bigger agenda here. Maybe the FBI does have the drop on the iPhone and they really are encouraging these groups to use it under the guise of it being ultra secure. It's hard for me to belive they can't compromise the security of the device at all.
progman2000
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2/27/2016 | 10:02:58 AM
Re: Well, I think Apple has...
I can't imagine that Apple does not have a backdoor to get what the FBI needs. I'm a developer and I don't think I've ever seen code written where development doesn't leave themselves the ability to get at something if they need to.
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