and his bitching that Apple is making it harder for them to paw through our stuff:
It has been correctly pointed out that this action by Apple is in direct response to the NSA snooping, and we joke about it, but be
honest, we all pretty much think they’re looking at EVERYTHING, don’t
we? And despite their protestations of innocence, we think they’re
doing it here, and abroad, for practically everyone, on any electronic
transmission they can get access to. It all has to go through routers
somewhere, sometime, it’s all being recorded and relayed at some point.
All of it. This ain’t magic ya know. And now they’re outraged!
outraged! that people might be trying to make it hard on them to peek
and poke and prod.
And I’m supposed to believe being able to crack the data on an IPhone
is going to stop, oh, another Boston Marathon bombing? When they lost
track of a guy because they didn’t spell his name right? How are they
going to get his phone to decrypt his data?
Nah, sorry, there’s a whole lot of government house cleaning that
needs to go on at the IRS, the DOJ, and the many flavors of DHS before I
get excercised about them not being able to easily decrypt data on an
IPhone. I’m more afraid of the listed agencies than I am of Achmed
and Mohammed or the guy who dresses up as Barney and keeps encrypted
pictures of nude kids on his phone.
Exactly. This, and the greater interest in encryption, is directly due to the NSA and EffingBI and DHS breaking the law and recording us. And lying about it. Repeatedly.
So Director Comey, clean up your own damned house. Then MAYBE we'll be willing to listen to this crap. Until then, piss off.