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Apple and US government appeal to public opinion on the court's privacy dispute

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 - 06:07 UTC
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The public dispute in the United States between the Justice Department and Apple continued Monday as the tech giant called on the government to withdraw its demand for help in unlocking a phone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and instead let a commission of experts discuss the issue. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    The problem here is that the US Government wants the code that Apple developed to keep people's data safe, and it seems to work given that the entire resources of the NSA, HS and all the multi billion 'clever; people looking after' the US Citizens CANNOT break it.

    Way to go Apple!

    Feb 23rd, 2016 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Apple has got itself into a fix. They have promised the customers that their data is safe on Apple phones. The problem is that they are not relying on the laws of math to make the system cryptographically safe but the laws of the state to block the obvious attack vectors. And the result is that Apple, and their customers, will lose.

    There is only one type of cryptography that is worth having - strong encryption. That is, irrespective of who controls the signing keys that Apple currently holds, the encryption remains unbreakable (by Apple, the FBI, NSA or any agency of the PRC and so on). Unfortunately such technology is not 'user friendly'. This is the business model problem that Apple, and others, face in the consumer market.

    Feb 24th, 2016 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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