90 Miles From Tyranny : I Don't Believe That The New iPhone Software Prevents Law Enforcement From Accessing Your Data

Monday, October 6, 2014

I Don't Believe That The New iPhone Software Prevents Law Enforcement From Accessing Your Data

The FBI Director has been all over the place talking about the new iPhone software and the upcoming Google phone preventing them from accessing user data.

From WSJ:
Apple announced last week its new phone operating system would prevent law enforcement from retrieving data stored on a locked phone. Google a day later reiterated the next version of its Android mobile-operating system, slated to be released this fall, would make it similarly difficult for police or Google to extract data from suspects' phones.
I believe the FBI has the keys to this new phone software and they can use it whenever they want and Apple and Google are in on it with them.

Have you ever heard of the concept of a honey pot? 
From Wikipedia:
In computer terminology, a honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or, in some manner, counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally, a honeypot consists of a computer, data, or a network site that appears to be part of a network, but is actually isolated and monitored, and which seems to contain information or a resource of value to attackers. This is similar to the police baiting a criminal and then conducting undercover surveillance.
What if the government was essentially turning your phone into a honeypot by lulling you into a false sense of security?

It is likely that The FBI and the NSA are in cahoots with Apple and Google, (both pro-statist companies), to lull people and organizations into a false security over the privacy of their phones. You should always assume that law enforcement is illegally accessing your data at all times no matter the platform.

I could care less what they do with non U.S. citizens data, but it is illegal for law enforcement to look at our data under the 4th amendment without a warrant and without probable cause.

The whole thing feels orchestrated to me, and I would not trust the privacy of the new phones.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely no doubt. I knew, as soon as I heard the feds bad mouthing their cohorts, that it was a dead gig, start to stop.

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