by Andrew Smith
To begin, the FBI and any state law enforcement agency should be able to seek and obtain a 4th Amendment search warrant to gather information necessary for discovery of criminal data encrypted on a defendant's smart phone. In the case of the two dead Dec 2nd attackers, the FBI obtained a search warrant with court order for Apple to open the dead defendant's smart phone. But when Apple refused instead of seeking a contempt order and incarceration of specific Apple tech officer with huge contempt fines, homosexual Apple President Tim Cook, Apple and FBI began engaging in what looks like a lightly scripted media circus publicly debating a theoretical BACKDOOR to iPhone.
I smell a media psychological operation (psy ops) of controlled opposition.
The issues being discussed today on the case are farcical and even ridiculous .... IMHO
"What just happened?
The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to create a backdoor into the iPhone--putting all of our safety at risk by exposing personal information to hackers, criminals, terrorists, and government spies. For more details and background, read the story in Wapo, this analysis by Techdirt, and and the response from Apple."
The FBI DID NOT ASK THE MAGISTRATE OR APPLE FOR OPEN ACCESS TO ALL iPhones.
So the so-called BACKDOOR is a red herring.
Furthermore, the FBI and Justice Department in this case demonstrated 'probably cause' under standards of 4th Amendment of US Constitution to justify a search warrant of Apple iPhone and of course they can join Apple technology as necessary party to achieve search of the Apple iPhone. Building a permanent 'so-called' BACKDOOR is neither necessary nor proper to achieve the 'search' in this case. So obviously the current brouhaha is just distraction for the general public. This is an a silly psychological operation to occupy the attention of American public and nothing more.
Reddit comments- Controversy supports false narrative - Family wants phone opened to show they aren't related to so-called terrorist
First Comment by Dan:
My review of the technical problem presented by the latest generation of iPhone to FBI crime investigators leads me to conclude that the court order* is justified, so long as they still will have to get a search warrant on a case per case basis.
Simply put, the FBI is asking Apple to create a tool that would circumvent a feature that deletes all of the information on the phone after 10 failed password attempts.
The claim that the FBI will use the tool they're asking Apple to provide, to spy on everybody without a warrant is a bit hysterical.
I read the technical specs on what they want. Technically it doesn't fulfill the definition of 'back door'.
There's no abuse of public privacy here, so long as law enforcement still need to go through due process to use it. ie., get a warrant.