Skip to comments.Tim Cook: A back door for the good guys is a back door for the bad guys
Posted on 10/04/2015 9:42:18 PM PDT by Swordmaker
I get the sense that the FBI doesn't entirely appreciate Apple CEO Tim Cook.
I get that sense from an interview he gave to NPR on Thursday. In it, he cogently explained Apple's attitude toward security in general and national security in particular.
Cook repeated his view that Apple isn't interested in tracking its customers as infinitum from app to app.
"If you buy something from the App Store, we do know what you bought from the App Store, obviously," he said. "We think customers are fine with that. Many customers want us to recommend an app. But what they don't want to do, they don't want your email to be read, and then to pick up on keywords in your email and then to use that information to then market you things on a different application that you're using."
This respect for privacy, which he has previously called an issue of morality, extends to his dealings with national security agencies.
"National security always matters, obviously," he said, when asked about Apple's conversations with these agencies and their desire for a so-called back door to Apple's systems. "But the reality is that if you have an open door in your software for the good guys, the bad guys get in there, too."
Yes, you can only securely stop a bad guy if you securely keep the good guys out too.
Cook said that a back door is "a non-starter."
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Tim Cook talking about backdoors? Oh my, getting popcorn...
Bad choice of words...
That is ironic, isn't it. . .
Nope, bad choice of lifestyle.
I was waiting for a few before me to say the obvious. I will take the fifth.
He’s right, of course, with regard to security. But I fear that valid point will be lost in the jokes and inevitable trolling.
Its cute he thinks govt is the good guys.
Tim Cook does not believe in freedom of speech or religion and helped to crush religious freedom legislation in Indiana back in March with his vocal opposition.
I suspect Cook would like to keep track of those who disagree with his lifestyle, gay marriage etc. etc.
I know he wants to deny them their First Amendment rights with his opposition to the Indiana legislation.
Cook is hostile to the Constitution of the United States for sure because of that.
A President of the United States takes an oath of office that includes upholding and defending the Constitution.
If I were POTUS Tim Cook would be my sworn enemy.
Cannot Apple read incoming or outgoing data versus encrypted data on the device?
People fawn over his company’s products, even my namesake (Rush Limbaugh) who’s been an Apple fan long before I heard of or even thought about using their products.
They are good products, but also expensive ones. Taxpayer dollars in many school districts have been spent on Apple gear.
Based on the title I thought he was talking about his boyfriend.
Many of us have said it before:
I suspect a majority of Apple users (computers at least) became that because they could not deal with the confusing demands of DOS back when.
Limbaugh strikes me as one of those, likely one that never took a math course beyond HS algebra, if that. Anyone ask him if he ever changed a sparkplug in his life?
I am MS certified and have been dealing with their products professionally for a while now. I resisted looking at Apple through my own stubbornness for a long time. I switched to Apple for my personal computer a year ago and wish I had done it much sooner. I have found that I really do not have a desire to screw around with my personal computer unless I have to. It doesn’t mean I am ignorant of the OS or math challenged. It just means I like the thing to work with a minimum of fuss which Apple does much better than MS does in my experience.
No. It is encrypted on the device to AES 256bit standard before ever leaving the device with Apple never knowing the passcodes. . . and there are no backdoors.
They are no more expensive than products of the same level in the competition and are often less expensive. For example the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 when released was $200 more expensive than the unlocked iPhone 6S when it was released. . . at each level of comparison. Similarly if you compare like for like with a top end Windows laptop and an Apple laptop, they are competitive in price. . . same for all-in-one computers.
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