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Hypothetically, if we didn't have these iphones, how would law enforcement, FBI, Homeland Security, CIA, etc. ever have evidence to convict or arrest those who need to be arrested? Why, probably the same way they did before iphones were invented and encrypted. With hard work, collecting all kinds of evidence available to them and witnesses and cameras on the streets and roads. Actually all the ways they still have available to them without endangering the safety or security of all those phones they want access to.

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Yet our friends from the FBI kindly forget to mention that a lot of these encryption technologies are open source, so anybody who doesn't trust iPhone's anymore (read terrorists) can just make their own encrypted app/storage. The only thing banning encryption will do, is take it away from the public, while the people who have any need to encrypt it will be able to do it anyways. I mean, if encryption becomes illegal, what will stop somebody who is already doing 'illegal' things from doing another illegal thing which is encryption.

So basically, "He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security"

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Pretty much shows the FBI have few if any other leads to go on. It's not as if Apple are the only reason the case is stopped. Sounds like a scapegoat to me.

The FBI needs to find other ways into these dark minds intent on death and savagery, ahead of the game if possible.

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FBI chief James Comey on Tuesday defended his agency’s efforts to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone in the San Bernardino attacks probe.

This case is not really about a single iPhone or iPhone(s). =The FBI wants a defacto standard to get into these iPhones and Apple does not want to give them one. = The FBI is basically wanting access to all iPhones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG0bAaK7p9s

What the FBI wants un-necessary and un-needed at this time.

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Yeah, one can totally trust corporations over the guv'ment right? Like how my phone has a crud ton of corporate spyware about what I see, where I go, and what I'm interested in..... I had to shut off a lot of auto-follow information on my phone just to have a bit more privacy from the corporate world. At least I know the guv'ment won't be wasting time on me unless I'm doing something illegal. As compared to the corporate world that will track me down to when I'm at the grocery store, or what particular bus stop I'm at, or the location of my workplace and what I must be spending my money on....

Think really hard about it folks. Either way someone is tracking you.

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WASHINGTON — The head of the F.B.I. acknowledged on Tuesday that his agency lost a chance to capture data from the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers when it ordered that his password to the online storage service iCloud be reset shortly after the rampage. “There was a mistake made in the 24 hours after the attack,” James B. Comey Jr., the director of the F.B.I., told lawmakers at a hearing on the government’s attempt to force Apple to help “unlock” the iPhone. F.B.I. personnel apparently believed that by resetting the iCloud password, they could get access to information stored on the iPhone. Instead, the change had the opposite effect — locking them out and eliminating other means of getting in.

= FBI botched it.

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Why, probably the same way they did before iphones were invented and encrypted. With hard work, collecting all kinds of evidence available to them and witnesses and cameras on the streets and roads. Actually all the ways they still have available to them without endangering the safety or security of all those phones they want access to.

I disagree, with tapping the iphones, the US won't make the same mistake of Iraq 2003 again...

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