TECH ANALYSIS: “THE WHOLE APPLE THING”

mapayt
mapayt
Feb 23, 2016, 5:58 AM |
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Yes, in my terrible sense of humor, I'm calling it "The Whole Apple Thing."

All kidding aside, the case between Apple and the FBI is terribly complicated. The FBI asked Apple to either unlock the iPhone 5C of one of the San Bernidino Two or make a master key for the FBI to open every iPhone, depending upon who you ask. One thing I don't like about this case is that it seems like the FBI has been lying in wait for a case like this. A couple of months ago, Apple warned the government that they would not be making any backdoor into iOS. On the local news station WTOP they've been saying there have been over 50 cases of Apple unlocking phones for Apple. If this is true, then maybe the FBI is asking Apple to do something unprecidented.

Here's another thing that makes this case look VERY suspicious: even though there has been a court order that orders Apple to hack the phone, make the key, whatever, THE COURT ORDER HAS NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC. I REALLY want to know what the FBI is asking Apple to do, but there's no way to know for sure until the order is made public. I could listen to the media and think they're just making a key to just one phone, or I could beleive Apple and think that they wan't to unlock every phone. I'm leaning towards Apple's side (What motive would Tim Cook have to lie? Publicity?)...but there's no way to know who's really right until the order is published.