I was pretty sympathetic for this guy right 'til the end. Now I'm madder at him than I am at Chase. If you're happy to accept this nonsense as an appropriate response to terrorism then you're already well on the way to losing the fight.
The whole driver of this issue is that Apple prevents brute-forcing by limiting the amount of attempts that can be made to ten before deleting the encryption key. That's what the FBI was trying to force Apple to bypass. It's almost like you haven't read a single thing about this story until today...
Offers up a believable explanation ("It stimulated creative people around the world to see what they might be able to do.") and follows up straight away with an outright lie ("...the San Bernardino case was not about trying to send a message or set a precedent; it was and is about fully investigating a terrorist attack.") that basically everyone but the FBI admits is false.
" What they REALLY just did is announce to the world that Apple's security isn't actually secure. It's going to cost Apple a lot of money."
How is this any different to all the other times vulnerabilities are found and patched in ALL phone's (not just iPhones). Did they all cost the manufacturers a lot of money too? Why do you think this one's so different?
"I'm even less fond of paying $5 for a soda and another $5 for a bag of popcorn. In most theaters, I can't get a beer or real food with my movie"
Like Geno0wl said, you can legitimately bitch about the crazy prices but I wish everyone would quit whining about the high prices and low quality of the food. Just don't buy it! No movie is long enough that you can't survive without sugary sustenance. If people bought less the prices would drop in response. If you absolutely must snack mid-movie, buy it elsewhere.
Personally many trips to the movies also involve a food and drinks at a bar beforehand with my wife or friends, which makes going to the movies a thoroughly enjoyable social experience you can't truly replicate at home.
Again you shown nothing but your hatred for Apple and gross lack of understanding of the larger picture. It's getting hard to tell if you're genuinely this ignorant or just trolling us all for lols (in which case, well done).
That you think this can all boil down to a simple one-line order is laughable. That you truely think all the "scaremongering" is just coming from Apple, as opposed to a wide range of people, is hard to believe.
Picking a politician is always about picking the least worst option, so don't think you're educating anyone here. But you'd have to have had your brain removed to not see how much more damage Trump would do to the US (and further abroad) compared to all the other candidates.
Says the muppet complaining about bias in an OPINION blog. A blog that gives you almost unlimited space to clearly articulate your opposite point of view and offer up any evidence that you're right and Mike's not. But you don't.
"The FBI request is NARROW, it is FOCUSED, and it is for something that does not harm, change, or any way backdoor the encryption."
The FBI request is narrowly focused on bypassing an important security feature that makes the encryption effective. The encryption will be irrelevant if the passcode can be so easily hacked. Arguing that this in not backdooring the encryption is a lame semantic point. The effect is exactly the same.
"The special OS patch (because it will be just a minor patch) won't get rolled out every Apple phone in the world. The small change (likely something to reset an attempt counter back to zero every couple of milliseconds) is just that, a small change to a single phone."
Once again, you look very foolish sticking to this very early claim that most people, even those on the government's side, now realize is completely false. Hard to take you seriously when you keep repeating it with such conviction.
"Too bad you aren't as critical of Apple's overhyped claims."
Not a single Apple claim was made in the article. Instead there were quotes from actual crypto and security experts. When are you going to get over your Apple issues and start trying to argue against their claims?
"See, the problem is they are correct and honest if you take the assumption that FBiOS would be rolled out to everyone phone in the world. It will not (Apple controls the universe). So the scare factor they are rolling out is about something that does not exist."
Nobody credible has claimed that. Your entire argument is based on a gross falsehood. What a waste of your time...