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JOHN MCAFEE: I'll decrypt the San Bernardino phone free of charge so Apple doesn't need to place a back door on its product
Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
It has finally come to this. After years of arguments by virtually every industry specialist that back doors will be a bigger boon to hackers and to our nation’s enemies than publishing our nuclear codes and giving the keys to all of our military weapons to (Click on the title to read the full article)
U.S. Says Marketing Is Reason Apple Won’t Help Unlock Phone
The Justice Department said Friday Apple Inc.’s refusal to help open a phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack was based on the company’s marketing concerns and on mischaracterizations of the facts, not on solid legal grounds.
The assertions, contained in a court motion, further escalate what has become a high-profile, increasingly bitter clash between the U.S. government and (click on the title to read the full article).
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