Woz: U.S. government ‘picked the lamest case you ever could’

“Appearing on Conan last night, Woz said that he sided with Apple in the FBI fight, first because he’s always been strong on human rights, as one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, but because governments shouldn’t be able to tell manufacturers to make their products insecure at a time when security is so important,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

“He argued that there is absolutely no reason to think the FBI would learn anything from the iPhone in question,” Lovejoy reports.

They picked a lame case. They picked the lamest case you ever could… [For the shooters’ own phones] Verizon turned over all the phone records, all the SMS messages. So they want to take this other phone, that the two didn’t destroy, which was a work phone, and it’s so lame and worthless to expect something’s on it and get Apple to expose it. – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: They picked it for a reason: To cynically and despicably make a play on raw emotion in order to aid the terrorists’ goals of stripping Americans of their rights and freedom.

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

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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    1. Underwood would call Cook to his office. Unable to resist the publicity, Cook would of course show up. Underwood would talk about everything except the phone in question. He would tell Cook how big a fan of Apple products he is, he would tell Cook how he appreciates the design, attention to detail, and time saving productivity features. He would tell Cook he’s got this project in mind for the executive, replacing all the Windows and Android crap with Macs and iOS devices and that he was going to need a lot of consulting services on top of that. He would mention how good an iMac would look in the Oval Office when giving press conferences. With an iPad on the desk, and a MacBook Pro nearby. Tim, flabbergasted would express heartfelt interest in working with him. Then Underwood’s eyes would flow red and he’d say, “Now Tim, we’re going to make this happen ASAP. We just need one little thing resolved to get started…”

  1. We could be about to witness the worlds sh*ttiest run entity with the cr*ppiest balance sheet( at the cost of the American taxpayer) of all time, bully the most successful company, who will, unequivocally, back their loyalists.
    Apple inc., thank you for standing tall for our rights.

        1. Amen means, “So be it, truly.”

          Also, the Founders wrote phrases like “endowed by their Creator.” Not saying they were religious or meant such phrases to be taken religiously – they certainly did not – I’m saying they weren’t afraid of using language that sounds vaguely religious.

    1. Just a moment of lucidity, like that time he designed, built, and programmed the first commercially successful personal computer in his spare time. Woz is some ridiculous old fool compared to a real thinker and doer like yourself.

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