Burps Radio - Pop Culture & News Podcast
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This is a weekly podcast with Jeremy Boyd and Robyn Smith It's a conversation between two friends We talk about everything from spirituality, philosophy technology, politics and pop culture.
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#44: Apple vs. The FBI
Feb 25 16
Back in December there was a horrible shooting that took place in San Bernardino, California. It was a terrorist attack no question and ten people ended up dead. So because it was a terror attack, the investigation was given over to the FBI. The shooter had an iPhone that apparently had all his plans on it and so the FBI needs access to the information on the phone. They had access to his iCloud account and all his information beforehand, but through human error ended up erasing the password. And so now they lost all of their access to the shooter's information. So now, the FBI is insisting that Apple creates a backdoor into this one particular iPhone so they can gain access to it and continue their investigation. The problem with that though it this creates a dangerous precedent where there would now exist software that, if put into the wrong hands could be used to access not just this one iPhone, but anyone's iPhone. So as of recording this episode, Apple has refused to create a backdoor into the shooter's phone.