This Tuesday, Apple and the FBI will meet in court; Apple's top security expert will attend
posted by Alan F. / Mar 19, 2016, 6:36 PM
Some legal experts feel that this means that the FBI does not feel comfortable with its legal position. Harvard law professor Susan Crawford said last week that the FBI's case is on "shaky legal ground." The request for the evidentiary hearing apparently caught Apple by surprise. Usually lawyers with a strong case want to avoid expert testimony and want to stick to the facts of the case.
Since experts will be taking the stand, Apple will call on both Lisa Olle, Apple’s Global Law Enforcement Manager, and Erik Neuenschwander, the firm's go-to-guy on matters about cryptography. Neuenschwander previously filed a declaration. He said that creating the so-called Govt.OS required to unlock Syed Farook's iPhone would be a burden on Apple employees. These same employees "if identified, could themselves become targets of retaliation, coercion, or similar threats by bad actors seeking to obtain and use GovtOS for nefarious purposes."
Apple also plans on repeating its position that the All Writs Act (the legislation from the 1700's that the FBI is citing as a reason why Apple should comply with the court order) can't force it to develop Govt. OS.
The action starts Tuesday at 1pm PDT (4pm in New York) and will run to 5pm PDT (8pm in the Big, uh, Apple). Don't expect to hear a ruling right away. If anything of interest comes out of District Court for the Central District of California, we will pass it along to you.
source: ComputerWorld via BGR
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The bell rings for round one. Ding ding.
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 6:46 PM 0
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Victory to FBI. KO to Apple.
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 8:32 PM 2
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I predict Hunt by TKO in round 2 Oh wait... This is PA
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 8:41 PM 1
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No meantion of the S7s camera topping dxo?
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 6:57 PM 2
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Apple could actually drag this on for as long as they can and use the momentum for marketing the iPhone 7 & 7 plus...that is if Johnny Ives isn't feeling too lucky bout he's design
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 8:10 PM 1
The FBI and the government do not stand a chance and are wasting tax payer dollars on a fruitless effort to undermine our security, considering Google and Microsoft, along with other companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Mozilla, etc ... are backing Apple in this case.
posted on Mar 20, 2016, 2:03 AM 0
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I'm with Apple in this case, but I must say, this is really sounding like Karma coming back to bite Apple on the butt big time. After all their years of hypocritical business practices (bit.ly/1si5DVX) and patent trolling, they now face an even bigger hypocrite. Who threatens to fine them of all that cash (which they've gathered through hypocritical business practice) until they comply, or make them loose ALL their software developers (making their device development stagnant and even less appealing compared to the competition), or make them loose the trust/confidence of their customers (if they give into the pressure). Living by hypocrisy, dying by hypocrisy. That said, I sure hope the government gets their head out of their behind and back down...
posted on Mar 20, 2016, 2:26 AM 2
You're trying to stir a pot with nothing in it. There are many within the government that oppose this case, and entities such as Microsoft and Google have publicly given their support to Apple in this case. There is little chance for the government to win, all they are doing is wasting our taxes in a fruitless pursuit against undermining our privacy yet again.
posted on Mar 20, 2016, 2:40 AM 0
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I will never ever be with Apple. Everyone's trying to take down Apple. Karma. God save Fbi and USA. It's time the government takes Apple to plummet.
posted on Mar 20, 2016, 6:22 AM 0
This has nothing to do with Apple and its products and everything to do with the federal government attempting to win a decision which would allow them to obtain any information from any iPhone if they so pleased. The implications would be that the government could then use the judgment in this case to obtain information from Android and Windows devices as well, and not just the US government, but foreign governments would then feel they'd be free to pressure Apple to turn over the same GovOS and use it for their own means. Less blind hate, more logic.
posted on Mar 20, 2016, 10:42 AM 0
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