Apple Warned against British Surveillance Bill Added: Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Apple’s CEO has criticized surveillance powers suggested by the UK government, pointing out that allowing spies a backdoor route into people’s communications might have “dire consequences”.
Tim Cook believes that companies have to be able to encrypt to protect people, when asked about the suggested investigatory powers bill placing a new legal obligation on firms to assist in bypassing encryption. Cook said that halting or weakening encryption would hurt “the good people” instead of criminals. He pointed at the data breaches that are becoming more frequent and can also result in security issues. This is why Apple believes very strongly in end-to-end encryption and no back doors.
It should be noted that the draft investigatory powers bill, recently unveiled by Theresa May, makes explicit in law for the first time the powers for security services and police to hack into and bug electronic devices. According to the new law, they would be allowed to access records tracking every citizen’s use of the web without any judicial check. Such new powers would require ISPs to keep “Internet connection records” for up to a year. At the same time, the police, security services or other bodies won’t need a warrant to access the data.
In the meantime, Tim Cook admitted that there would be a favorable outcome, saying that when the public and the press get engaged, it will become clear to people what needs to occur. The comments of Apple’s CEO echoed his remarks earlier in 2015 where he warned against eroding the right to privacy. The earlier speech followed attempts of the American government to weaken encryption. At the time, many tech firms have moved to strengthen encryption following the revelations from the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, which caused a backlash from the government.
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
|posted by (2015-11-14 14:55:13)|
|I wonder if Apple spies on its customers?|
|I wonder if Google spies on its Android customers?|
|posted by (2015-11-14 20:09:37)|
|In the title, it should be "warns", not "warned". With "warned", it implies the UK warned Apple, whereas actually Apple is warning the UK government.|
|posted by (2015-11-15 18:27:14)|
|"Warned" is past tense, "warns" is present tense...simple as that. Hence, "Apple Warned (UK Gov) Against Surveillance Bill"|
And... I wonder if god spies on everybody? lol
|posted by (2015-11-15 22:48:25)|
|I'm super familiar with internet marketing - Google definitely spies on android users, probably more than Apple does theirs - but everyone is doing it - and it's crazy how good their behavioral profiles are becoming. This is big business.|
|The same Apple who`s TOS says basically all your communications may be scrutinised by us and any unlawful activity will be reported to the Federal Authorities,the same apple that offers in the same breath secure end to end encryption and who shares the keys with whichever agency wants to know your business,it has all got too silly now.72 Microsoft fusion centres,the NSA,all ISP`s and a partridge in a pear tree are spying on us all and even when you pay through the nose for private comms there will always be some bright spark that will introduce a backdoor or some malware/wifi exploit to make your day more of a cluster F than normal. (:^D)|
|Its like walking around with 5 people peering over your shoulder every minute of every day, looking for any excuse to judge you, shove an ad in your face or set you up. What an amazing technological society we live in.|
|No wonder nothing is as it seems.||
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