“FBI Director James Comey for the first time admitted that ‘there was a mistake made’ when the agency directed that the Apple ID password associated with the shooter’s phone be changed,” Dawn Chmielewski reports for Re/code.
“Comey made the admission today, in response to a question raised during a House Judiciary Committee hearing into the question of encryption. One committee member asked whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation had foreclosed the possibility of obtaining a current backup of a phone used by one of the shooters, Syed Farook, when it directed his employer to change the password on the account,” Chmielewski reports. “‘There was a mistake made in the first 24 hours, where the county, at the FBI’s request, made it hard to make the phone back up by [changing the password of] the iCloud account,’ Comey said in testimony.”
Chmielewski reports, “The FBI had previously stated that changing the password wasn’t a screw-up.”
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MacDailyNews Take: More lies from whence a seemingly eternal supply springs.
The only “mistake” that was made was the FBI thinking they could change that Apple ID in order to set up this case in a play on emotion in order to aid the terrorists’ goals of stripping Americans of their rights and freedom. No, we’re not buying Comey’s feign of ignorance.
The family members of the San Bernadino terrorism victims should be incensed that the U.S. federal government — whose story seeming changes day by day, by the way — 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 the victims.
Don’t be blind. Don’t be stupid. Don’t be weak.
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
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