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Trump, other GOP presidential hopefuls, take shots at Apple for refusing to obey a court order

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Trump, other GOP presidential hopefuls, take shots at Apple for refusing to obey a court order
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio decided to turn their attention to Apple today, both attacking the tech titan for failing to unlock the Apple iPhone 5c belonging to terrorist Syed Farook. Trump and Rubio both made it clear that they believe national security is more important than worries about invasion of  privacy.

Apple has received a court order from a federal judge, demanding that it unlock Farook's phone; law enforcement officials believe that the data inside the handset could be a treasure trove of information about Farook and his wife. The feds are thinking that this information could yield the names of terrorists and groups that worked with the couple behind the scenes, and list potential targets that they were looking at.

Apple said today that it will appeal the court order and CEO Tim Cook said that there is no software that will do what the court is demanding of them. The executive says that if such software was built and got into the wrong hands, everyone with an iPhone would be in danger of having their personal information stolen.

Trump, the billionaire real estate developer who is the GOP front-runner, said that it is ridiculous that the government is wasting time when it has information about a possible attack. "The reality is time is of the essence when you’re talking about the possibility of a terrorist attack," Trump said. We need to point out here that there is no proof that any such information rests inside the iPhone 5c that is the subject of this court order.

"It’s ridiculous that the government has to be put in a position where if they have information about a possible attack, we waste a second because that could be the second that kills somebody."-Donald Trump

Rubio was less hostile than Trump. The senator said that "Ultimately, I think being a good corporate citizen is important." He added that the standoff with Apple shows why talks between the government and the tech industry are necessary.

source: NYPost

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posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:09 15

1. jellmoo (Posts: 1590; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

I'm honestly starting to think that his entire platform is an elaborate joke. I can only imagine he sits there saying: "What's the most idiotic stance I can have on this issue? People are going to start hating me soon, right?"

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:19 7

3. xondk (Posts: 1393; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

I've heard it said, that Trump the more attention you give him, the worse it gets, when he had very little attention he said things that weren't that bad..now...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:19 11

4. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

I'm of the opinion that he's running as a joke and come April 1 he's going to say April fools'.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:26 8

8. xondk (Posts: 1393; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

To be fair, I'd actually respect him if it turned out that way...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:42 2

24. vincelongman (Posts: 4425; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

And to be fair, he not really any worse than Clinton or Cruz

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:26 4

28. xondk (Posts: 1393; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

That is your opinion, one I don't share.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 23:44 1

69. vincelongman (Posts: 4425; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Fair enough, different strokes for different folks

Personally, I want Sanders to win
But wouldnt be too disappointed if Cruz or Trump won

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:25 1

70. sissy246 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Your nuts , but maybe you like paying higher taxs. Your crazy if you think only the rich are going to pay higher taxs if he gets in office to fund what he is tell people he is going to do. It's going to come right back to the middle class.
Then when he raises minimum wage to $15 a hour you food is going to go up, people are going to get laid off , and small companies are going to have to close because they can not pay that, your Hamburger you like at Wendy's or wherever is going to go from $3.50 to $7.00.
Now I do think it needs to be at least $10.00 a hour.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 06:52

79. xondk (Posts: 1393; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Well if what some of the rumours are true, such as Trump not having access to his own money, limited by bank for various reasons...

Not being american, the next president isn't something I have that much of a stake in, but Trump seems to be going off a rocker.
Sanders seems 'fairly' composed, though as sissy246 writes it doesn't appeal to everyone, due to higher taxes and whatnot, course, but as someone from one of the highest taxed countries in the world, Denmark, and while people here might be feeling we are paying too much, a tax increase in america, with how low it is there, doesn't seem 'that' bad.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:31 6

30. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

lets see are you american or live in america if not shut the hell up you have no say in this.
it was an attack on america and the people here by scum using a work phone and killed 14 co-workers this will be the downfall of apple all the law suits stealing tech for face time and force touch and error 53 now this.
as ex military i think the gov needs to freeze all apple assets if they do not comply and tax them for all money kept off shore as tax evasion

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:03 16

43. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

So nobody outside of the USA with an apple product can have a say on the security of their device?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:47 1

51. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

What security? What do you store in your phone?
So you can't sacrifice couple of days for the government to do their enquiries? That surely shows you don't give a dime, but letting terrorist get away. Lol.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:24 5

48. Zeeya (Posts: 305; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

F U :)

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:51 5

53. kiko007 (Posts: 2307; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)

No offense man, but even you realize how insane that is right? Pretty sure it isn't even possible let alone legal. And that American crime American topic comment isn't helping your argument. I get your ex military, but that kinda crap don't sit well on a techsite like this. Anyway, I appreciate your service and hope you understand that multinational corporations can't be dealt with by freezing assets without a substantial motive.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:53 4

55. jellmoo (Posts: 1590; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

As a Canadian... Nah, I don't think I'll shut the hell up. I'll have my say now, you can have yours when it's time for you to vote.

Why do I get the feeling that you're perfectly fine giving up privacy and civil liberties, but they'd better not try make any new gun laws...

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 00:27

71. sissy246 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Well said

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 04:07

74. jontaylor07 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)

Trump has many flaws, but the reason he seems crazy is because he's appealing to people (Republicans) that he doesn't understand or agree with. So usually his stance is just to come out and say what appears to be the opposite of the President's stance. Since the POTUS is so unpopular, a lot of the time that works. But it also just doesn't make sense a lot. And then sometimes he speaks from the heart to say things like "Bush lied, people died."

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 05:49

77. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)

Actually no .. Trump is right in many points .. but unfort som ppl do not understand him...

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 23:00

81. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Donald Trump thinks Americans are stupid.


posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:12 11

2. maherk (Posts: 3729; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

"I have used the laws of this country ... the [bankruptcy] chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family"

When you brag about such a thing, you have no right to tell other companies what they should do.
Just the other day, he demanded Apple to move their factories to the US, when he himself has many factories in Mexico and China to manufacture his products.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:37 8

22. Unordinary (Posts: 1698; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)

One of the late shows, forgot who, blasted him for making his suit ties in China after Trump went on some rant about how America doesn't produce anymore. It was gold.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:34 1

31. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

what factories and do you even know who trump is ?
shut up already
all the factories should be here bring unemployment back to 0% screw the rest of the world no more food or money or help to them.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 22:19 7

62. aegislash (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)

Wow...this is really gross.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 22:58 6

63. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Trump and his right wing supporters are no better than Hitler's Nazi party.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 22:59 4

64. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

why not you shut up? with direct or indirect involvement in almost all the problems of the world, how US can expect not to be criticised? In my view, US is the biggest root cause of most problems in this world... this terrorism, fanatics and all other madness, where was it 30 years ago?
US always make money by creating war hystria or confrontation with other countries or many things which we cant understand... US is all about dirty games

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:19 15

5. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

I'm not one to usually give apple credit but I commend Tim Cook for sticking to his guns. Fair play to him..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:21 7

6. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)

How did the Jennifer Lawrance's private pictures got leaked on the internet? I just heard that her iPhone was hacked... So? We can hack iPhone to get nudes from a famous girl but not about posible terrorist crucial information? what a joke.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:36 7

11. miket1737 (Posts: 2542; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

It was iCloud that got breached, not exactly traditionally hacked in that sense but basically they were able to keep trying new passwords and eventually got in(no clue how this got past Apple but and is an example and reason why I just prefer local storage much more then cloud storage ATM), the iPhone itself didn't get hacked although of course contents from the device were uploaded to iCloud

2FA would of prevented this but they should of never been able to do that ever, a total fail on Apple's part to that let password bug pass.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:36

12. Intrepid_wiz (Posts: 28; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)

Dude, you deserve 100 likes, but it was her iCloud account ( am not sure) that was hacked

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:40 6

23. greyarea (Posts: 176; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)

How does he deserve 100 likes based on his wrong information?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:56 2

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 21216; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Right. Hacking and creating a back door on purpose, are two different things.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:37 3

13. jellmoo (Posts: 1590; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

There's a world of difference between a bad iCloud password and a password combination that results in a wiped phone after too many tries.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:48 2

15. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 348; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

The f#@k? having backdoor access to a device is completely different from hacking the service it runs. Go ahead vote for them to create one then count the days till your iPhone is stolen and reset with that same backdoor.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:40 1

33. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

its called remote lock and wipe d bag

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:27 4

20. maherk (Posts: 3729; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

They got tricked, their iCloud were never hacked.
They received emails that says this is Apple and we are changing some stuff, so you needto log in and follow the instructions. So when they log in on this website they think it's Apple, they are basically giving all their information without the need for those creepers to do any hacking.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:23

27. lyndon420 (Posts: 4373; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Some of those pics of Jennifer were selfies she took while looking in the mirror. She's got an amazing body and probably not too upset that they were leaked.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:40

34. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

she is ugly as hell dude and really bad at acting

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:38

32. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

they have tools like stingray that we the people find out about last this is just the courts being nice saying we will give you the chance to save face here apple. or we will take it by force brute force for national security use

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:23 1

7. My1cent (Posts: 345; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

"You're F...ed!"

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:33 5

9. miket1737 (Posts: 2542; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

Trump please terminate your campaign immediately... you are not competent at all to be POTUS. How can some people actually entertain the thought of him being president...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:43

35. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

me think about whats left think about the us as a company in debt and needs a financial leader just need to stop all the corporate lobbyists

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:06

44. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

A patriot of USA. Kick all immigrants out of USA. Then there will be no unemployment. I respect him.

Wtf, a black president running a white man's country. Here in UK, immigrant running our country. Gtfo.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:10 6

47. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

Haha. This coming from a person in the UK, who once controlled most of the world with the British Empire. You lot went into other countries and took a lot of them by force. Then you complain when the people of these countries go to the UK. You're probably one of those BNP lads since they struggle with basic logic as well. .

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:50

52. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

Yes we did. We are British. We ruled the world. We have the power and knowledge and strength.

British empire still rules.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 20:26 3

56. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

Yet one of the smallest countries in the world overthrew you. Not before you committed genocide. Yup you rule alright. .

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:28 5

49. Zeeya (Posts: 305; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

U are stupid as f**k :D white man's country? Really? Are you sure?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:52

54. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

And that's why millions of people are dying to enter UK and USA. Why don't they go back to there own country where they belong. Illiterate dumbass idiots.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 20:29 10

57. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

*Their, you illiterate dumbass idiot..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 20:48 2

59. willard12 (Posts: 1678; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Oh, the irony.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 23:32

67. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)

@S.R.K, you should go back where you came from. If all immigrants left the US, there would only be Native Americans left. The white man is an immigrant, but you are too stupid to know that. You should go back to Africa where you originally came from 400,000 years ago.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:34 2

10. miket1737 (Posts: 2542; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)

You create such a door in a very popular OS, it is not only a national security threat anymore it is also a threat to the world in everyone who uses it.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:45

36. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

think before you type mike the phone will be in apples hands and they already have the ability to unlock this think about it if the ceo or any vp in apple lost forgot or had accident with hands and could not get into phone for financial records and other sensitive data would they just leave it like that, no any software company always has a way out just the maze of tartarus or any tomb builders always need a way out after building it inward.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:38 1

14. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

and that's when Hacking comes in hand..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:58

16. aegislash (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)

Hmmm I wonder if Jeb Bush will chime in with anything, seeing as he seems to love Apple a whole lot.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:48

37. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

are you kidding me you seen the video of him finding out the apple watch can make or take calls. no idea about tech
just runs with what he is told.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:05 4

17. Furbal (Posts: 980; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

These Republicans are idiots (repub myself). They have no business calling themselves it. We need much less government intervention in everything.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:29 3

29. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1646; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

I used to be a Republican. Not because I left the party, but because the party left me. There is nothing the current crop of blowhards shares with the traditional party of Lincoln. I am now a proud Independent.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:49 1

38. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

in most things yes in saving people's lives from terrorism in the homeland they need to be on point

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:06 5

45. BobLawblaw (unregistered)

Well maybe if the US government hadn't been terrorising other countries and killing their civilians then you wouldn't have to worry about your homeland. US government bombs a school or hospital it's collateral damage. Anyone else and it's terrorism..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 21:24 1

61. willard12 (Posts: 1678; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

I believe the thousands of people who got the vaccine for the Ebola virus delivered to their hospital from the US CDC probably feel a little different about who is a terrorist than you. But, I'm pretty sure most terrorists cite their religion as the source of their actions rather than any hospital bombing.

But, you should boycott all of the terrorist activities perpetrated by the US and stop using US products or products that originated in the US. Maybe you could get rid of your iOS or Android device first. Then, you could cut off that internet that originated from the US military. Afterall, as you say, they are terrorist. Your boycott will teach them a lesson.

Or, as I'm guessing, you'll keep using them because you really have no principals. Then, you'll justify it by saying the US taxpayers spent $10 billiion to combat AIDS in Africa, billions aid to Japan and Pakistan after their earthquakes, risked American lives to stop genocide in Kosovo. So, maybe they're not so bad afterall.

But before you cut off all your US ties, be sure to call your cousin who immigrated to the US by using your US invented cell phone to let him know you will be out of touch because of your boycott. You may want to post a message to everyone on your Harvard University originated Facebook account and post a video on Google's Youtube just like ISIS does. But, don't just drive away to the sunset. Walk. Afterall, your car also originated from.....guess where?

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