Tech vs. the Feds: Apple Allies Rally in Flurry of New Court Filings

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    Mar 03, 2016 11:21 PM GMT
    This is a whole other kind of tech support.

    The world of bits and bytes is locking arms with Apple in a set of new legal filings on Thursday as the company makes its stand against the government in a California court.

    AT&T and Intel said they would separately file briefs urging the court to vacate the order compelling Apple's cooperation. Twitter, Reddit, eBay, LinkedIn and Airbnb were among a group of 17 companies that filed a joint brief.

    Microsoft, Google, Dropbox, Facbook and Mozilla were among the other big tech names set to submit amicus, or "friend of the court," briefs before the end of the day Thursday, backing Apple in its fight to not comply with a court order issued on Feb. 16.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-allies-expected-form-ranks-flurry-court-filings-n530987

    That's a rather stellar & impressive array of US tech companies coming to Apple's defense in this matter. And some of them actually competitors with Apple in the marketplace. Most impressive!
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    Mar 04, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
    its a competitive market place and its global. not a big international market for US technology if commercial customers KNOW it has a FBI back door.

    this is the same government that can't issue tax re funds because their computers are so hacked.

    rumor is the FBI almost had the cell phone data. They phucked up an attempted to backup the cell phone's data to their computers by typing in the wrong pass word. Got locked out. Where i can share their frustration, been there done that my self, a court order is un necessary.
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    Mar 04, 2016 10:01 PM GMT
    Both sides are right.
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    Mar 05, 2016 9:07 AM GMT
    Obviously Apple is in the right. Why we want the government to be able to spy on every electronic device is beyond belief. I think every candidate except Ted Cruz supports the government in this matter, and it is mind-boggling. I'm glad Apple has some spine, and I'll now be more receptive to purchasing Apple products in the future.
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    Mar 05, 2016 2:49 PM GMT
    There's nothing obvious about why Apple is right.
    Read Black Code, read anything.
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    Mar 07, 2016 2:01 AM GMT
    If Apple is forced to make their product inferior it will be replaced with open source. It's just that simple. Not only does it hurt their sales, but, there's always a work around.

    In this case, open source OS is a work around (the code is all in plain view). Apple doesn't want their brand hurt, and they don't want their phones out of their ecosystem.

    Right now, the NSA collects all SMS/MMS domestically. Been done since 2001. Voice communications where secure and is harder to get surveillance on.

    Forcing a company to break its products is plain and simple wrong.

    Part of the reason for buying an Iphone, or, previously, a Blackberry, is the security. If it's worthless, then, folks in the know will just go to a different technology....plain and simple.

    The metadata (the data about the data), and the data, that gets collected on you is vast, and over reaching. Secret courts (classified courts), doing secret things, at the direction of a FISA lawyer is scary.

    Apple is trying to fight the establishment of an even more overreaching precedent: being forced to break their product. It's wrong. It's a direct affront to A4.