Apple tells New York court that the FBI doesn't need its help to unlock an iPhone
posted by Alan F. / Apr 16, 2016, 1:10 AM
Back in February, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled against the government, stating that the 18th century's All Writs Act was not the appropriate law to cite when trying to get Apple to unlock an iPhone model. The All Writs Act is a statutory catch-all that allows the U.S. federal courts "to issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law." The Justice Department has been able to get courts to agree that the act could be interpreted as saying that tech manufacturers need to unlock their devices at the government's request. Orenstein's decision, if other courts agree with his way of thinking, could be a dangerous new precedent from the government's point of view. It would make the All Writs Act useless in its efforts to get Apple and other companies to unlock their devices.
In denying the government's motion requesting a court order against Apple, Judge Orenstein wrote, "Ultimately, the question to be answered in this matter, and in others like it across the country, is not whether the government should be able to force Apple to help it unlock a specific device; it is instead whether the All Writs Act resolves that issue and many others like it yet to come. For the reasons set forth above, I conclude that it does not. The government’s motion is denied."
So that is where we stand as we await a ruling on the government's appeal from U.S. District Judge Margo Brody. She will either side with Orenstein, who says that the All Writs Act is not enough to force Apple to unlock its iOS devices at the request of the feds, or she will rule that the government can still use the act to force tech companies like Apple to unlock their products.
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Sorry guys but on an unrelated note which would you choose and why : LG G4. 32gb LEATHER Moto X Pure Edition 16gb SILICONE I need help on deciding a phone for a family members Birthday !!! Thnx for the help ☺
posted on Apr 16, 2016, 1:19 AM 0
Both have pretty terrible battery life. How about something like the note 4?
posted on Apr 16, 2016, 3:15 AM 6
How about nexus 5X or 6P. Both are better than G4 or moto X. About the updates, it doesn't matter that much since your mom won't be a power user. And $100 NZ is just 69USD. So not much especially if you consider the excellent screen, processor and battery of note 4. The battery is really horrendous on both G4 or moto. But if forced, I would go for moto due to better screen and software.
posted on Apr 16, 2016, 5:01 AM 0
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if you didnt mind chinese brand, what about xiaomi redmi note 3, it have SD650, 5.5inch 1080p, and 4000mAh battery.. and if she didnt really mind about performance, just get Moto X Play, it have 5.5inch 1080p, around 3500mAh battery, 21MP camera, and still cheaper than X Pure
posted on Apr 16, 2016, 6:17 AM 0
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Rule #1: Never ever buy budget Samsung Galaxy phones, they're freaking terrible. Buy her a Note 4, I'm sure she will love it as it's big enough for her, it has a S-pen so she can use it to write notes and reminders, great display and cameras, fast charging, removable battery, and great call quality as well. and yes it's also strong. Though I'm doubtful if it'll receive more updates after Marshmallow (I hope your mom doesn't bother updates)
posted on Apr 16, 2016, 7:09 AM 1
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The advanatages of the Moto X: 1. It has a larger display 2. It has dual front facing speakers. My relative owns a G4 and while the speakers are quite loud, they don't sound particularly good and they are really easy to cover up. 3. The performance is noticeably smoother. The G4 is by no means slow, but it does stutter occasionally. 4. Better battery life. 5. Metal sides 6. Better software (in my opinion). I had a G3 and LGs UI was definitely the worst part about that phone. Advantages of the G4: 1. Better camera 2. Smaller dimensions 3. Nicer display (in my opinion) 4. Leather back I personally would choose the Moto X, as I like phones with large displays, front facing speakers and I prefer Moto's skin.
posted on Apr 16, 2016, 4:46 AM 3
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Get a nexus 6p it's $50 off. So 64gb is $500. Battery= 3450mah Screen= samsung amoled Camera= is the same or sometimes can outdo the 2016 flagships like Galaxy s7 edge, LG G5 Call Quality= great and has front facing speakers Strong= yes has a metal body I believe. Just get a good case. Other= has rear finger scanner and gets newest android updates ASAP before LG, Samsung, sony, HTC, etc.... Nexus 6p>lg g4 or moto pure x
posted on Apr 17, 2016, 9:05 AM 1
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