What am I missing?
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 30 17:40:16 CEST 2016
On 30-03-2016 15:46, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> The FBI wanted clearly an easy access to ALL devices and a court ruling
>> to force other companies into compliance...
> I try not to get involved in conspiracy theories, but this one's just...
Why would this be an outragious conspiracy theory? What could the FBI
possibly find in that phone that would be so important? Nothing for a
court case because the owner was already dead, and they already ghave
the records who he called with the device, they can be obtained from the
> So, let's assume the FBI wanted a court ruling to force other companies
> into compliance. Which makes more sense? To take on a
> multibillion-dollar and much-beloved company like Apple and fight their
> entire legal department to get a court precedent it can then use to
> force smaller guys into compliance...
The smaller company would probably not have gone to court over it and
just complied, so it would not set a legal precedent. Or it would just
have closed itself, like Lavabit.
> ... or would they take on a small company that can't put up as much of a
> legal fight and wouldn't get as much publicity? And then, having won
> that, go to Apple and say "we have precedent on our side"?
That's probably their next step. They just have to wait for the right
moment, i.e. a terrorist, child molester or serial killer case with a
> Your idea works only if you assume the FBI is pathologically stupid.
I won't rule that out either, but I was not assuming it.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers
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