Skip to comments.Strzok & Page: Tim Cook was a 'hypocrite' in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight
Posted on 02/09/2018 7:53:52 AM PST by Swordmaker
In February 2016, as Apple and the FBI were quietly sparring over how to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, two FBI officials unrelated to the case back in Washington DC were privately discussing their distaste for Apple CEO Tim Cook.
"And what makes me really angry about that Apple thing? The fact that Tim Cook plays such the privacy advocate," Peter Strzok, an FBI counterintelligence agent, wrote on February 9, 2016. "Yeah, jerky, your entire OS is designed to track me without me even knowing it."
"I know. Hypocrite," Lisa Page, a lawyer for the bureau, replied minutes later.
A week after that exchange, the strained relationship between Apple and the nation's top law enforcement agency became international news when Cook wrote an open letter explaining why Apple would not create special software to unlock the shooter's iPhone, defying a request to do so by the FBI. The FBI eventually dropped the request because it found a third-party vendor who was able to extract data from the iPhone 5C without Apple's help.
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Perpetrating fraud is just so natural with these people that every utterance has to be carefully analyzed and parsed.
If it's Mickey Mouse cartoons, that would be terrific.
This is not an ordinary citizen's phone. It's a terrorist's phone.
Up until several years ago I felt that the FBI should be able to access encrypted/locked data on smartphones and computers. This belief was founded on my faith that the FBI was incorruptible and would NEVER abuse that privilege.
Ive been proved wrong in my mistaken belief in the governments honesty. Im now a FIRM believer in Apples approach to respect/protect its customers privacy. Apple has designed its privacy protections so that even it cant breach its customers protected data. That stands in sharp contrast to other companies who not only dont protect their customers privacy but actually SELL THEIR CUSTOMERS DATA.
So THANK YOU APPLE.
That would only be possible with design flaws. The same flaws can be exploited by anyone (e.g. smart Israelis the last time it happened). I'd rather have a product without flaws. I don't want the government outlawing flawless phones.
It is ok for liberals to be homophobes. Only conservatives need fear the label.
From what I remember (unless things have changed) the terrorist phone was unlocked, and an FBI agent accidentally locked it.
Then, The feds wanted Apple to not only unlock it again, they wanted the ability to unlock every iPhone.
It would be great if Apple used that as ad to tout their security...but that would make the dimwits look bad!
AND HE'S DEAD.
I’m with you, Atreides. At that time, I thought Apple was wrong to hold out on the FBI. Now that I see the FBI more clearly, Go Apple!
And yet these wretched people continue to be employed by the FBI.
>>>Now if Tim Cook would fall off the face of the earth says one of them <<<
I’m sorry, but was this a suggestion from two FBI agents that Tim Cook should be assassinated by the FBI?
The FBI didn’t want the ability to open the terrorists phone, they wanted the ability to open EVERY Apple phone.
That was what was at stake and while I do not like Apple I 100% support them in this case.
Peter knows nothing about how smart phones are structured or built or coded
He only seems to know about how he and his slut will save the world
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