“Theresa May launched a thinly veiled attack on Apple, Facebook and former BHS boss Sir Philip Green in her speech to Tory party conference today,” Mikey Smith reports for The Mirror. “She told party faithful she was putting people in positions of power on notice that “a change must come.””
“In a barely disguised swipe at Apple and Facebook, she attacked ‘household names’ who refuse to work with authorities to fight terrorism,” Smith reports. “It will be seen by many as a reference to both tech giants refusing to allow police and security services access to their encrypted messaging services.”
Smith reports, “Theresa May had a protracted battle with privacy campaigners and tech firms over her ‘snooper’s charter’ – which demanded Police and security services be able to break into private messages even if they are encrypted.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Another politician who doesn’t understand that encryption is binary; it’s either on or off.
You cannot have both. You either have privacy via full encryption or you don’t by forcing back doors upon Apple. It’s all or nothing.
There have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. But the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door’s for everybody, for good guys and bad guys. — Apple CEO Tim Cook
Without strong encryption (meaning no back doors), U.S. companies’ tech products would be eschewed around the world.
Apple CEO Tim Cook touts encryption at Senator Orrin Hatch’s Utah Tech Tour – October 3, 2016
Feckless FBI unable to unlock iPhone, even with a ‘fingerprint unlock warrant’ – May 12, 2016
FBI’s Comey says agency paid more than $1 million to access San Bernadino iPhone – April 21, 2016
Nothing significant found on San Bernardino’s terrorist’s iPhone – April 14, 2016
FBI director confirms hack only works on older iPhones that lack Apple’s Secure Enclave – April 7, 2016
Apple responds to FBI: ‘This case should have never been brought’ – March 29, 2016