If the FBI gets its way, Apple argues that there's nothing to stop the FBI or other law enforcement agencies from requesting that Apple develop all sorts of specialized software designed for particular surveillance purposes.
Cyrus Farivar reports at ArsTechnica that Congressman David Jolly has introduced the "No Taxpayer Support for Apple Act," a bill that would forbid federal agencies from purchasing Apple products until the company cooperates with the federal court order to assist the unlocking of a seized iPhone 5C associated with the San Bernardino terrorist attack. "Taxpayers should not be subsidizing a company that refuses to cooperate in a terror investigation that left 14 Americans dead on American soil," said Jolly, who announced in 2015 that he's running for Senate, joining the crowded GOP primary field to replace Sen. Marco Rubio. "Following the horrific events of September 11, 2001, every citizen and every company was willing to do whatever it took to side with law enforcement and defeat terror. It's time Apple shows that same conviction to further protect our nation today." Jolly's bill echoes a call from Donald Trump last month to boycott Apple until it agrees to assist the FBI. Not to fear, GovTrack gives Jolly's bill a 1% chance of being enacted.(source)
What the FBI has asked Apple to do is onerous.
You wouldn't know it: You've never had the kind of freedom we have.
What the FBI asks is that an American company become a subsidiary of the intelligence and law enforcement arms of the federal government.Of course, you see no problem with that!
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I'd expect anyone to consider my arguments! Well, any one who has the intellectual capacity...
Does anyone else see something wrong with this "reasoning"...?But if the Dems win big in the upcoming election, that 1% becomes 90%... That's how they do business.
From a link in the Slashdot article , it seems that it's the Republicans demanding Apple unlock the phone, including the notorious Donald Trump. What decade was it that Republicans even remotely stood for freedom? It must have been damn near half a century ago when they understood that or technology (given the problem that Apple complying with the request would create serious security issues for iPhones and government agencies moved onto them from Blackberries.) I understand. Perhaps at one time the GOP was the party of small government; but now they're the party of surveillance, restricting people's constitutional rights,...
it seems that it's the Republicans demanding Apple unlock the phone
Obama was a waste of time.
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Ignoring the sovereignty of Cuba with an unwanted base for America's protection (another groan).
Or are you lot just a bunch of kindergarten mind slots.
Why does a 'democracy' need so many spy agencies that outnumber those in dictatorships?
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