Beyond the “Law”

After Apple announced that it would be hard for the NSA to hack into the new iPhone 6, angry government officials fumed that people who buy it would be trying to put themselves “outside the law.” Say what?

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  • alex_the_tired
    October 8, 2014 7:01 AM


    I’m not going into full bug-out conspiracy mode. So I would welcome ANYONE refuting what I’m about to say.

    All of these phones? Of course they’re still hackable by the gummint. Everyone, sit down and take a minute to evaluate it in your mind. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and all that group can stand there and repeatedly speak about how they did “it” to improve people’s lives. Facebook is there to make life better. Apple HAS to use slave labor and hush it up; their hands are tied. Walmart is all about giving you better prices so you can save money and live better.

    Cigarettes help keep you slim, too.

    If you have a cellphone, everything you do on it is going somewhere into an archive. EVEN IF Apple and all the others were being super double-dog-swear honest, all the information goes through routers and satellites NOT under Apple’s or Facebook’s control.

    Any Big Info assertion about how your “privacy” is being protected is simply a lie. And, as usual, it will be believed. We are down to a handful of ways to send information without it being read. And despite all this eavesdropping, when the next terrorist event occurs, we’ll get the same story: Key information wasn’t recorded/can’t be found; key information couldn’t be reviewed in time; no one could have done anything …

    So why keep it all? So that when you’re sitting in an office somewhere being interrogated, you will go through every shady thing you’ve ever done, wondering if “they” have it in your permanent record. Proof? Google the story no one covered, about how the NSA handed over e-mails filled with personal details (

    One day, it could be you. And some holier-than-thou bluenose will ask, “Now, it would be a shame if your friends, family, business contacts and coworkers found out about ________________, wouldn’t it? I mean, the text is pretty bad, but the photos you were exchanging? Oh, my!”

    • You got it right, Alex.

      We know the corpo-state operates as the single unit it is.

      If the government didn’t complain about the new apple security, then their cooperative venture would lack credibility with consumers.

      It’s all in the PR, you know.

  • Remember the film War Games? The guys who invent technology also invent how to fuck with technology.

  • The easier it is for the black hats to get into your phone, the easier it is for the white hats to get in.

    … duh?

    (Note that I cleverly haven’t specified WHICH side wears the white hats…)

  • “Well, if you’re not doing anything wrong – you have nothing to fear.” 🙁

  • For anyone interested, there is an online course “Surveillance Law.”
    It can be found here:

    It’s from Stanford, an American university, which should be a point of caution against expecting complete objectivity

  • alex_the_tired
    October 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    I’ll make a deal with Apple/Google/Facebook/etc. If they release Mr. Comey’s complete Internet search history and bundle it with every product they roll out from this point on, so that we can all look at everything he might have ever browsed (Japanese schoolgirl interspecies sex comics? Teddy Roosevelt suckerpunching Mother Teresa? “What’s the exact legal definition of ‘perjury’?” “Is a two-inch penis normal?” “How to hide a child’s body” etc.), I will go out right this second, buy the newest iPhone, load Twitter and facebook on to it, and use them every goddamned day for the rest of my life.

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