So I Was Thinking about an Apple today…
Apple Inc on Monday urged the creation of a government panel on encryption, the latest salvo in a standoff over a locked iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shooting that has escalated into a public relations battle between the revered technology company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Quite openly — this sounds like a plea from an organization that understands the futility of the U.S. government — knowing that they will never be paid ($) for the full amount of disclosure. Furthermore, as I see the situation is that Apple Inc. is trying very, very hard to foment what they have told the American people who have bought and now own Apple’s product.
Now then, on the other hand would you as a brilliant owner of a device that has sold billion of units for billions of dollars roll over to the F.B.I.’s ineptitude?
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook also sent a letter to employees Monday morning, making clear the company’s hardline stance refusing to make software to unlock the phone addresses broader issues, not just a single device linked to a grisly attack.
“This case is about much more than a single phone or a single investigation,” Cook said in the email to employees, seen by Reuters. “At stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people, and setting a dangerous precedent that threatens everyone’s civil liberties.”
This is what the United States’ ever-powerful government is trying to achieve. And it is lunacy! Recently I have received letters from the Federal Trade Commission, Kohl’s Department Stores Inc., Target Inc. The Home Depot, and this is not mentioning the amounts of facial creams, Vitamins that contain raspberry and other exotic ingredients that have been aided by Chinese hackers or whomever. It is the very reason that the Federal Trade Commission set up an appointment with me.
For some reason Apple Inc., has taken the true to form high ground with this action — and something’s alerting me that they have a proprietary piece of information that would affect all Apple customers not just those with iphones.
In today’s uber competitive technological industry these type of codes and whatnot are what separates those who we can trust with our civil liberties; while open on the other hand it is demonstrating how laisse-fair our government has gotten with business and industry.