California lawmakers want to ban the Apple iPhone and other handsets like it
posted by Alan F. / Jan 21, 2016, 7:32 PM
Ironically, if this bill becomes law, Cupertino based Apple would not be allowed to sell the iPhone in California. The company says that because it cannot access an iPhone owner's passcode, it cannot release encrypted information stored on an Apple iPhone, even with a warrant. California based Google is in the same boat with Nexus devices running Android 5.0 or higher, and other Android models with Android 6.0 running the show.
For the bill to become law, it must pass both the assembly, and the state senate. It then needs to be signed by California governor Jerry Brown. Lawmakers are in a tough position. They want to protect their constituents from terror threats, and in some cases this might require getting access to messages stored inside a smartphone. On the other hand, this has to be balanced against privacy issues. California lawmakers also have to deal with the fallout from their decisions and how they relate to big corporations in their back yard like Apple and Google.
If Bill 1681 passes, you can be sure that Apple and Google will both fight tooth and nail against its implementation. Considering that a similar bill has been introduced to the state senate in New York, this issue has all of the earmarks of one that will eventually be decided by the Supreme Court.
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I don't work for the NCR. I work for myself and the people of the wasteland.
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 7:40 PM 20
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True to Caesar!
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 1:24 AM 1
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I guess they want everyone to buy an Android device.
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 7:44 PM 4
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Just because someone uses a phone to commit crimes, that doesnt mean you have a right to access it. The phone has info that is equal to my rights to free speech. They are going to read everything even if it has nothing to do with what they are looking for. I have nothing to hide, but it doesn't make it any less of invading my privacy. My phone is not a Government issued phone. The people will go crazy or at least they should.
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 7:52 PM 7
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No but it is using a government regulated system which puts it in muddy waters. While software is different than say a mechanical car, they can search your car bolt by bolt if they get a warrant.
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 9:13 PM 1
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But what if the crime endangers the state? Is the privacy of one or perhaps many, more important than the safety of the mass?
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 4:12 AM 1
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Lawmakers truly do not put much thought into this, do they want Apple end up like Sony with their hacks that they had. Afterwards sensitive information gets leaked and causes world wide problems, billions lost, economic problem, etc. Leaked information can cause just as much trouble as the inability to access information can. They might as well do the right thing and let the people have some privacy for once!
posted on Jan 21, 2016, 8:06 PM 0
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So the solution to fixing California's economy, which was once in the top 5 in the world (yes world) is to remove one of the largest retail industries? Jerry Brown was governor in the 70s and was run out of office. Somehow these morons brought him back. Got to love the brain dead logic of liberals.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 9:20 AM 1
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Gray Davis was a Republican and he was literally run out of office to make way for Ah-nold. Governor Moonbeam served his terms completely, unlike other Repubs like Sarah "Nailin" Palin who QUIT. Gotta love the tea-drunk Neocons' logic. BTW, up until 2008 I was a registered Republican and now I'm happily Independent.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 12:56 PM 0
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