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...
"Apple has gone over the top on this and they are lying to you outright."
Feel free to offer any proof of that. In the mean time ignore Apple and listen to the countless security experts and other tech companies who have explained in great detail why this is such a bad idea. Let's hear you try to refute all of their claims as well.
"The FBI has not asked Apple to roll out an new OS for everyone. They haven't told them to put a back door on every phone. They are asking for a single device to be made more accessible."
It's extraordinary that anyone would still be trotting out the "just one phone" line at this point. That one has been so well and truly debunked that even law enforcement has stopped claiming that.
"So the question is actually what is worse: destroying the kids lives through sexual abuse or insane law enforcement?"
There is no equivalence in this case. Sexting is not "sexual abuse" and the potential for long-term harm to minors from sexting is far less than the harm from being forcefully dragged through the legal system and coming out the other side as a registered sex offender.
"any encryption that's protected by a five digit pin is not secure."
On it's own, you're correct, which is why Apple built in the very safeguards the court is now trying to force them to disable. It's almost like you haven't read any of the many articles explaining this...
Of course it's also possible the dead user of this particular phone felt the same way you do, and didn't keep any sensitive data on the phone. That's what makes this such an over-reaching fishing expedition. The potential downsides are enormous, but it might well be for zero gain.