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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:09 PM

Trump slams Apple for refusing to unlock iPhones of suspected criminals

Source: CNBC

In a tweet, President Donald Trump addressed the conflict between the FBI and Apple over whether it is providing law enforcement with appropriate assistance to unlock the password-protected iPhones used by the shooting suspect at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida in December.

“We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements. They will have to step up to the plate and help our great Country, NOW! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” Trump tweeted.

On Monday, Attorney General William Barr claimed that Apple had not provided “substantive assistance” in unlocking the alleged shooter’s two iPhones.

In a statement late Monday, Apple responded that that it had provided gigabytes of information to law enforcement related to the Pensacola case but that it would not build a “backdoor” or specialized software to give law enforcement elevated access.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/trump-slams-apple-for-refusing-to-unlock-iphones-of-suspected-criminals/ar-BBYXI2G?li=BBnbfcN

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:11 PM

1. you first fatNixon

hand it over ...

pretty sick of this asshole putting his short finger in every pie
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:13 PM

2. Fuck that traitor

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:14 PM

3. The thing that stuck me when Barr said that, didn't Mueller

have a problem getting some of the evidence off of some of the phones? I might be wrong, but if that is the case, they knew Apple wouldn't unlock the phone.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:21 PM

4. Of course!

Dictators frequently demand total information and total control under the guise of safety and protection from criminals.

I demand protection from that dictator, who appears to be a criminal element in our society. Of course, it does take one to know one in this case, and he knows all about criminals, probably more than anyone else. Is he trying to squeeze out the competition on his turf, i.e., the United States? He demonstrates no respect at all for our country and his attempts to take it over are appalling.

All that nationalistic rhetoric is so transparent and the way he uses it sounds like crumpling cellophane. The repeated buzzwords are so hollow and empty, as well as ironic and devious.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:23 PM

5. Stand strong Apple! Nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:35 PM

6. He pardons war criminals and sleazeball rapists.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:37 PM

7. He'd be singing a different tune if it were his or his pals' phone they were trying to get at.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:51 PM

8. Does Apple even have the capability to unlock an iPhone?

The whole point of their security is that there is no backdoor.
Apple has said that no one, not even Apple itself, can break the encryption so why are all the news articles saying Apple is deliberately refusing to cooperate?

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:00 PM

11. What they wanted was a forced firmware update that disabled the 'bricked after X login attempts'.

If they did that, they could brute force the pin.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:59 PM

14. Ah. I see.

But I heard of a company that could reset the login count after each try.
Maybe the new software blocks that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:55 PM

9. Issue an Executive Order, Donald.

Issue an Executive Order, Donald.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:59 PM

10. Apple cannot access the phones data anymore than the FBI can.

It's locked behind the passcode and even Apple has no way to unlock it. To ask them to hack the phones is ridiculous. Hack them yourselves law enforcement but don't expect a private entity to do your work pro bono for you.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:00 PM

12. They wanted a custom firmware pushed to the device.

One that would let them brute force the passcode without bricking the phone.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:04 PM

13. Which is a ridiculous proposal.

They're just mad they can't hack the phones themselves. They shouldn't have bragged about how they were exploiting the portals into phones to extract data. Then at least that avenue would still be available to them.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:01 PM

15. The morons fail yet again to grasp when something is not possible which

this is as Apple has no magic backdoor to unlock a person's phone if it's properly encrypted.
Otherwise it would defeat the whole purpose of encryption.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:53 AM

16. A Saudi with a gun walks into a naval air base.. AG screams, "OH NO! It's an iPhone!!!"

A Saudi with a gun walks into a naval air base.. President whines, ”those iPhones are terrible, just terrible!”

MAGA cretins will soon be chanting, “Unlock them now! Unlock them now!”

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