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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby desertrat » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:27 am

FBI desperately seeking to hire computer graduates
There's a shortage of people with strong tech skills and the FBI (and other governmental agencies) are doing their best to recruit techies to fill positions which they need to fill. Opportunity for a career? Yes. But do you really want to be part of the big brother machine?
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby a2z » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:25 pm

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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby shadylady » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:37 am

a2z: I'm glad to hear that Apple is willing to take this all the way to the Supreme Court. Not only is it important to take a stand in favor of privacy and data security, but this will give Apple a ton of favorable press coverage for the next couple years as courts at various levels hear the case. I'm so impressed that I might just go out an purchase some Apple products!
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby ergot » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:35 pm

Apple's Showdown With The FBI Is About More Than Just iPhones :dizzy:
Big news outlets seem to support the demands of law enforcement, while tech-oriented news sources understand the perils of giving into such demands.
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby cactuspete » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:00 am

Standoff Between the FBI and Apple Heats Up
If the feature can be hacked, then the FBI just needs to hire some good hackers to do the job. Putting it all on Apple is not going to accomplish anything at all other than to produce unnecessary theatrics and litigation.
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby a2z » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:09 pm

Latest: Apple files motion to vacate judge's order
Lawyers for the FBI must realize that they don't stand a chance. Of course, that's assuming that we're dealing with judges who are not corrupt, which is becoming an increasingly difficult thing to assume in the good ole USA.
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby desertrat » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:17 am

a2z: Several people I've talked to think that this is just a big show and that Apple has secretly already cooperated with law enforcement, but that law enforcement is allowing Apple to grandstand and soak up the free publicity as a reward. It's hard to believe that one of the many branches of law enforcement would not be capable of dealing with the issue without the assistance of Apple, but it's also not likely that Apple would hesitate to make a deal behind the scenes.
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby mrgreen » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:37 pm

Didn't Watch Hours Of Apple, FBI Testimony? Here's What You Missed
Detectives are just plain lazy. There's no way that law enforcement really needs this kind of a tool. And there's definitely no way that they should be able to force others to do their work for them.
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Re: Surveillance Nation

Postby recluse » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:08 pm

Edward Snowden Calls BS On The FBI's iPhone Case
As state here, it's unlikely that the NSA doesn't already have the tools to deal with this issue, but that's not the real problem.
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Re: HORSESHIT!

Postby dilbert » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:57 am

recluse: If the NSA doesn't already have tools to crack iPhone encryption, it most definitely could develop it just as quickly as Apple. It's ridiculous to try to force a private company to do the government's bidding. That's especially true when the government is perfectly capable of dealing with the problem without any outside help. In the meantime, lots of people are feeling overly confident about the encryption on their iPhones.
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