Oh, here we go again.
I’ll bite. Is the claim that Apple is willingly working with the NSA and that Snowden’s files prove this or am I missing the point? Or are we just saying that Apple has a backdoor and could be forced by .gov to give up the keys?
““The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner having to press a button and gather information about him,” Snowden’s lawyer told reporters. “That’s why on security grounds he refused to have this phone.””
So Snowden won’t use the iPhone because he believes in special software. Not that he found proof in his files, that he believes it to be so. That’s a far cry from “works with the government”
I am not saying the security switches on the Librem 5 do not have value to me and others. But again, that’s not why I put my money where my mouth is, I paid for a Librem 5 because I wanted a linux phone. Just the OS alone will allow me to control my phone they way I want and for me to review the code I put on the phone.
When it comes to smart phones with only two choices, Android vs iPhone, I’ll take a iPhone hands down. I pay Apple for services (sure mobile me is free now, but now it is tied to a device that you purchased). While Android is made up of free google services. When a service is free how do they make money, google doesn’t provide those services from the goodness of their heart, they need to make money. So in that case YOUR data is the real product. Thanks for signing up and not reading the EULA.
Based on my knowledge, Apple has fought the US .gov tooth and nail anytime the .gov wanted something reveled for them from one of their customer’s devices. So what’s the problem, that they can do so but have demonstrated that they won’t do so?
Can anyone explain to me how a phone that is turned off can be turned on remotely? Then further demonstrate it? Seriously, I won’t even look that one up as my basic understand of electrical engineering answers the question for me. It would take concerted effort on the developers part to make that so and well if there is no money in it, capitalists won’t bother. Sure I can set up a device that based on some criteria will come out of sleep mode - but “off” means something else. No power going to the device. Now this should be easy to test. Open you iPhone, turn it “off” and check for power with your multimeter.
My critical thinking brain is engaged whenever someone prefixes a statement with words like “claim” or “supposedly”.
Apple claims that the earth is round (spherical), but we all know the truth - don’t we?
(Please understand, no offense is intended in my post. I am debating the points made not the people that make them. I chose to not sit here and let these “claims” go unchallenged. Go on then, I’ve got my nomex suit on - flame on.)