“While FBI Director James Comey insists that [the San Bernadino terrorist iPhone case] wasn’t trying to set a precedent, and this move was just about getting access to a single phone, law enforcement around the country was eagerly lining up behind the FBI to make similar requests,” Mike Masnick reports for TechDirt. “Then last night it came out that even the DOJ is making similar requests in 12 other cases. And now, the full list of such cases has come out.”
“All of them do involve the DOJ using the All Writs Act to demand extra assistance from Apple — and we already knew about some of those earlier cases,” Masnick reports. “And in most of them, the specifics of the “ask” is not actually public yet.”
“That is, it’s not known if they’re all asking for the same level of forcing Apple to build a new operating system that reduces security and enables the FBI to hack through a weak passcode,” Masnick reports. “It’s safe to assume that’s probably the case in at least some of them… Once again, [FBI] Director Comey was flat out lying when he claimed the FBI has no interest in setting a precedent.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Again, the U.S. government specifically chose this case in order to play on emotion. They want emotion to overrule reason. Don’t let the government manipulate you. Don’t be the government’s pawn.
The family members of the San Bernadino terrorism victims should be incensed that the U.S. federal government is using those tragic deaths in a despicable ploy to sway a confused portion of the public to support the trampling of their rights.
Those who wrongheadedly agree with these disingenuous government hacks need to realize that they are working to deliver exactly what the terrorists wanted to achieve with their murderous rampage. Aiding the murderous jihadists isn’t a proper way to memorialize stricken terrorist victims.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! – Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
Visit the Apple-backed reformgovernmentsurveillance.com today.
John McAfee blasts FBI for ‘illiterate’ order to create Apple iPhone backdoor – February 23, 2016
Some family members of San Bernardino victims back U.S. government – February 23, 2016
Apple supporters to rally worldwide today against U.S. government demand to unlock iPhone – February 23, 2016
U.S. government seeks to force Apple to extract data from a dozen more iPhones – February 23, 2016
Apple CEO Cook: They’d have to cart us out in a box before we’d create a backdoor – February 22, 2016
Tim Cook’s memo to Apple employees: ‘This case is about more than a single phone’ – February 22, 2016
Obama administration: We’re only demanding Apple hack just one iPhone – February 17, 2016
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]