An article by Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com and IDT911 and former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, provides interesting food for thought concerning privacy, the law, Apple, and the FBI. Levin writes:
“According to ABC News, the last time Farook’s phone had been backed up was Oct. 19, 2015 — a month and a half before the attack. According to court documents, this fact suggested, ‘Farook may have disabled the automatic iCloud backup function to hide evidence.’”
“Shortly after the shooting, the iCloud password associated with Farook’s phone was reset by a law enforcement officer attempting to gather information. The snafu purportedly eliminated the opportunity for any information on the phone to auto backup onto the cloud when the device was used on a recognized Wi-Fi network. This information could have then been retrieved.”
“There has to be a point in the evolution of consumer privacy (or its disintegration) where we can no longer lower our standards as fast as our situation is deteriorating. When it comes to our privacy we really have to stand firm — and Tim Cook is doing that.”
“…the Justice Department is right to suggest, as it did last week that Apple is trying to protect its “public brand marketing strategy.” But in this instance, the strategy is consumer advocacy — nothing more or less. Privacy is not a brand. It is a right.”
You can read the full story at http://goo.gl/dy42Cx.