Apple Talks Shit About Privacy at CES

Steve Kinney admin at
Mon Jan 7 11:50:47 PST 2019

On 1/6/19 3:56 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone."

> That privacy priority came
> into clear focus three years ago when Apple refused to assist the FBI
> in unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a suspected terrorist in San
> Bernardino, CA. 

I would describe that episode as a publicity stunt cooked up by the FBI
and DoD contractor Apple.  If I recall correctly, Apple claimed it
"could not" unlock the device in question; but after public attention
started to die down, a 3rd party forensics shop did unlock it.

Meanwhile, back in the network security world, Declan Mccullagh reported:

"ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone,
but Apple can 'bypass the security software' if it chooses. Apple has
created a police waiting list because of high demand."


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