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  • Apple Publicly Denounces Cyber Security Bill Ahead of Senate Vote

    Apple recently denounced the efficacy of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, just days before the bill is set to go up for vote in the Senate. The Cupertino California company reiterated concerns that initiatives such as CISA undermine basic public privacy rights in a statement that was provided to the folks over at The Washington Post. Apple mentioned the following regarding the matter:

    We don't support the current CISA proposal. The trust of our customers means everything to us and we don't believe security should come at the expense of their privacy.
    The efforts that Apple appears to be making and the stance they are taking is similar to that of other tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo as well. The tech giants all spoke out against CISA through a trade group that was named the Computer and Communications Industry Association. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has challenged government snooping operations on several occasions at this point, where he stated that strong encryption policies without exceptions for law enforcement are the only way to ensure a totally secure environment.

    For those of you who didnít know, these encryption practices were introduced with iOS 8 and have continued with iOS 9. Apple even recently informed a federal court that it was literally incapable of extracting data from locked devices that run iOS 8 and iOS 9.

    The people who are in favor of CISA are taking the stance that the legislation isnít an attempt to surveil Americans, but rather its meant to help companies share information that is pertinent to cyber threats. Co-sponsor Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) stated that personal user data doesnít even figure into the equation when speaking about the matter.

    According to the report, CISA supporters are estimating that the initiative has enough support behind it to win approval with 70 votes in the Senate. Weíll have to be patient to see what ends up happening when the bill goes to vote next Tuesday, October 27th.

    Source: The Washington Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Publicly Denounces Cyber Security Bill Ahead of Senate Vote started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. Dgow452's Avatar
      Dgow452 -
      they can't extract access from a locked phone but how about an unlocked phone while I use it