Saturday, 27 September 2014

In Passing

The last refuge of the scoundrel

It’s For Your Own Good. Now Shut Up.  Dept

John J. Escalante, chief of detectives, Chicago Police Department:
‘‘Apple will become the phone of choice for the pedophile.’’.
So always remember, boyz-n-girlz:  Next time you fear you’re losing the argument, just drag in the kids.

UPDATE (141001)Make That ‘‘Scoundrels’’
Yet another US official has played the ‘‘think of the children’’ card, taking Apple and Google to task for implementing stronger encryption policies in their mobile platforms.

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said that child predators could use the encryption settings in mobile platforms to evade authorities and hide illegal images and content on their devices from law enforcement.
Well, that didn’t take long!


Elsewhere:

Related:
Electronic Frontier Foundation:  Eight Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography
The Register:  Apple’s warrant canary riddle

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1 It will become the phone of choice for politicians, for sure.

Posted by: Nathan at 09/29/14 14:35:04 (cBrDo)

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