Thursday, February 25, 2016

Apple Computer Is 100% Correct


Tim Cook has become a folk hero in my book.  The government  has ordered him, as President and CEO of Apple, to effectively eliminate the critical secrecy now inherent in their products. He said "NO", and good for him.  

The FBI says they are only interested in 'how to read the encrypted' data in Apple's IPhone products. They have ordered Apple to show them how to break their encrypted programing. 
  1. Tim Cook says that Apple does not know how to do it.  I suspect they do - but it  makes no difference. 
  2. He also states that Apple does not want to do it and has no plan to try. He feels that to obtain and them make this information public would have terrible consequences to the entire industry of computer technology and information security.
  3. The FBI insists that it do so anyway. 
Apple (rightly) believes that no government entity has the right or the power to make the demand in the first place.

Common Sense

The Government, federal, state or local, has no right to force or pressure any  business to give up  its secrets nor to demand they invent or develop a product for use by a government agency, ie. the FBI.

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