Article sampled from source: https://jonathanturley.org/2016/02/...o-help-fbi-hack-its-own-phones-apple-refuses/ Apple has decided to fight an unprecedented and highly controversial order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym that the company has to assist the government in breaking into one of its encrypted phones. Apple says that it does not have the technology and does not want to be part of such an effort to create a privacy stripping tool for the FBI. Pym seems to believe that she can order companies to become unwilling participants in surveillance research and development. I fail to see her legal basis for such an extraordinary order against a private company. CEO Tim Cook said the order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym “has implications far beyond the legal case at hand”. He said that the company cooperated with the FBI “But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.” Pym has gone far beyond what I consider the scope of her authority. Indeed, her actions appear almost legislative in nature. Congress has not ordered such back door access to be supplied by companies and such a move would raise difficult privacy questions. It would also conflict with some other countries that have balked at the effort of the Obama Administration to strip phones of privacy encryption protections. The phone in question is tied to Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in a Dec. 2 shooting at a holiday luncheon for Farook’s co-workers. Adding to Pym’s controversial decision was the fact that Apple was not even allowed to participate in the proceeding on Tuesday. Pym simply ordered the company to give her an estimate of the cost of its involuntary work for the FBI. That misses the point. Pym cannot order companies to become effective partners with the FBI in developing new technology. Pam’s order raises chilling constitutional questions that should be fully reviewed by a federal district court judge and an appellate court. The implications of this order could be breathtaking for private businesses and citizens in my view. It is worth a public debate over privacy protections and the right of the government to force companies to develop new technology or systems against their will. Click on source for full article ------- First off, even my cobweb covered ass who hasn't posted in at least a couple years couldn't match the dust this vile dyke this [email protected] /half dick-reaper is huffing thinking such a tarnished entity asking for such disgusting free reign looks a lot more disturbing than a pedophile tasked with guarding orphanages without supervision is an alternative where the only people getting fucked can populate an orphanage, whereas the Fedophile being able to tickle the nuts of any phone they want whether you believe it or not, they can be trusted only if you hold a noose around its neck and a pistol to the head of those who reside in positions with recurring fuck-uppery warrant such babysitting. Edward Snowden told shocking things that should have resulted in the proletariat seizing the NSA and publicly executing it's dangerous leadership for betraying the real owners of this country. People like Timothy McVeigh occur because they mirror the polar antithesis of government corruption. His vile incident is simply condensed 5 years of federal corruption being balanced out. A terrible thing that corruption breeds when piety escapes top leadership and selfishness isn't strangled on sight and reported transparently to trustworthy entities. Corruption breeds and is responsible for its very being, he didn't get stale bread and throw a shit fit, that's all the Feds responsibility for incubating. Or if you disagree, what's the big deal. This country is hungry for a doomed ending, why fight the current on a doomed vessel. I just think a statement from the Wire says it best: some things should just play out hard. Don't like encryption? Tough shit. Fuck off. I don't care what terrorism awaits the even more unpredictable next dung laced Vietnam boobietrap anything with a federal seal breeds out like a Thai-Lady boy giving birth to last nights Beijing beef bento. If you are for the Feds, I'm sorry. I would agree with you, but then we would both be wrong. /Ten years active duty OIF1 sniper/airborne. Power to all men and with protection for anyone good.