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kingmudsy  ·  1066 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Apple CEO Tim Cook: "They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone."

Sure, but I'd rather the symbolic gestures be genuine, rather than Apple trying to save face in front of the public.

As it stands now, I don't trust Apple any more than I did before this post, I just know that they're not selling my privacy this once. It doesn't mean anything when they're already selling it in other ways.

bfv  ·  1066 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You shouldn't trust Apple. You should trust that Apple doesn't want to get caught willingly collaborating with the intelligence community against its users again, as since it has become widely known that American tech companies collaborate with American intelligence agencies customers overseas have been looking for alternatives, as if tech companies in every country didn't collaborate with their countries' intelligence agencies because while you can slam the door in the faces of the guys with all the guns, you can't expect it to work. They put up a token resistance to salvage some of their reputation, but in the process reinforce that this is a thing that should be resisted, and they have a big enough mouthpiece that that isn't nothing.

kingmudsy  ·  1066 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, sorry, I was definitely trying to imply that I don't trust Apple! I apologize if my meaning wasn't clear, I edited the comment to reflect this.