The Untouchables Worried about Phones They Can’t SearchAdded: Monday, October 6th, 2014
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The FBI seems to be worried about Apple and Google’s smartphones that can’t be searched. According to James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the agency is “concerned” over Apple and Google marketing smartphones as they cannot be searched by law enforcement. This would force the FBI to investigate criminals like the old days.
James Comey claimed that both Apple and Google are marketing their products expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law. The FBI confirmed that the bureau has contacted both companies to find out “what they’re thinking and why they think it makes sense”.
It is weird that the FBI can’t grasp that the phone makers have moved to encryption following the NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance from the National Security Agency. For example, Apple announced the enhanced encryption for its new iOS 8, saying that the new operating system makes it impossible for the company to decrypt a locked device – even under the law enforcement request.
Android’s encryption was optional, but it actually works in a similar manner. Google has also announced that in its upcoming Android L release, the encryption will be enabled by default. However, it is clear that the real ability for the tech giants to keep the spooks out of communication is rather limited. Google and Apple store data on the cloud, and the information can be obtained using a court order. The security experts point out that in most cases, encryption can only protect users from individuals trying to snoop in on a stolen or resold device, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation can easily get a warrant for data on anyone’s phone or for data stored in the cloud connected to anyone’s account.
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Monday, October 6th, 2014
|What happened to the note book for privacy? In the real world a search warrant is need but in the actual world, they are above their own idealogies of the start of the gov system, maybe rules are made for the safety of all and not made to be broken.|
|posted by (2014-10-06 23:12:32)|
|The FBI went on to say they were worried that people were using locks to secure their homes. They're surprised that locksmith and drugstore are marketing such products, expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law. Why should people be able to close their doors, if they have nothing to hide ?|
How are the authorities suppose to enter and search their houses now, they should get a warrant ? That's crazy ! That's like at least 30 seconds on the phone with a judge if you have probable cause, or any half-baked reason, but it can take HOURS if you have nothing and just want to search the house for no reasons just in case !
Surely it's only to prevent the cops, FBI etc.. to enter that people lock their front doors, and so they should not be able to.
Yes, that's dumb, and yes it's the FBI's logic here.
What a wonderful world.
(But again, nothing really new - there are already a lot of countries where it's been technically illegal to encrypt your emails for years - I don't think it's enforced a lot, but it's the principle that's worrying).
|I for one would rather takes my chances and not give up my constitutional rights.|
|Ditto #3! What a world we are living in. Now I guess, I understand that old saying (the good ole days)!|
|Law Enforcement are not spooks they are the ones who are doing some good by arresting criminals. They use search warrants to tap phones and/or seize phones when arresting the bad guys. This article is mixing up Intel agencies that don't give a damn about the US Constitution with Federal.State.Local cops who are actually proving a valuable service.|
|I've had my information encrypted (512 cypher) for a long time now... anyone gets the password wrong, bye bye data...|
@5: law enforcement are nothing but penny pinching government minions, who do not do their job properly. it's not their fault, they are only following orders from their masters, who are more interested in capitalizing on crime rather than nipping the problem in the bud...
|posted by (2014-10-08 00:56:15)|
|so a long time ago they made laws to protect us from the gov then the very same people we were being protected from just changed those laws to protect us from"terorrists" that they created beautiful that sounded messed up when i was thinking it but now that i typed it im speechless||
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