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Ashu001
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9/24/2014 | 12:15:12 PM
Re: Google and privacy
Dr.T,

From what I have seen and heard so far about Apple-They force you to backup all your Iphone Data to the iCloud(Yes the Same iCloud which was hacked and ended up displaying Private pictures of many Hollywood Stars like Jennifer Lawrence].

And Guess what?

The Keys for that Data in iCloud rest with Apple(not the Consumer seehttps://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/22/apple-data/)

Do you still Trust Apple?

I most certainly Don't.

Regards

Ashish.
Dr.T
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9/24/2014 | 5:41:09 AM
Re: Google and privacy
I agree. That is why Apple plays smart, if you do not know the key you could not give.
Ashu001
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9/23/2014 | 1:08:29 PM
Re: And Google just lost its China Business...
Some Guy,

I loved your assertion-Rubber Hose Hacking!

LOL!!!

Yup,When everything else fails(for  a Government just Spy on everyone and everything).

The Default mode of Operation today,Most Unfortunately.

 
Ashu001
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9/23/2014 | 12:48:40 PM
Re: And Google just lost its China Business...
Dr T,

If you study the History of Chinese Censorhip of the Internet you realize there is no way(as long as the Communist Party is controlling the Reins of Power in China) is that they will adjust to changing Reality.

Its always the Technology Providers which have to bend to their rules(not the other way around).

 
Ashu001
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9/23/2014 | 12:37:46 PM
Re: Google and privacy
Dr T,

The Situation you are referring to here(Nobody but the Users should have Keys) is very much an Idealistic Sceanario which in todays world of Ever-Ready and All-Invasive Spying does'nt really happen.

Governments could very well mandate(maybe its hardly happening) that a Copy of those Keys will be available to Govt/Law Enforcement Agencies whenever they want it to(which is always).

If I remember correctly Some Governments forced even Blackberry(The most secure of Modern Day OSes) to hand over the Keys of their Enterprise Server if they wanted to operate in that country.

So why won't Apple/Google also fall in Line with their Requirements??

 
Ashu001
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9/23/2014 | 12:32:33 PM
Re: Google and privacy
Jaggibons,

Yes I also feel it will benefit a lot of Less Technically-Savvy folks as a matter of Fact it will hopefully make them feel atleast a little bit more Safe online!!!!

 
Some Guy
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9/23/2014 | 11:00:34 AM
Re: And Google just lost its China Business...
Not sure that it will be much of an adaptation by governments. It may get Google and Apple out of the middle, but governments will just fall back on the old tried and true rubber hose hacking.
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9/23/2014 | 9:27:06 AM
Re: Google and privacy
On the flip side, I read a post on another site today about how default encryption still doesn't protect anything on the device if the device isn't password/pin/fingerprint/etc. protected and the user doesn't treat that phone like they would their wallet. Encryption is a great tool for privacy and security, but it can easily be rendered useless if the user is acting carelessly with the device.
SaneIT
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9/23/2014 | 9:20:29 AM
Re: Google and privacy
It is good for business and I commend Google for paying enough attention that they recognize privacy is a big issue right now.  The average user will see this, feel good that Google is doing something and won't think much of it unless they are pressed by someone with a competitor's phone.  We heard a lot about Apple's walled garden when iOS first launched, I think Google is seeing the value there now.
Dr.T
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9/22/2014 | 3:14:08 PM
Re: And Google just lost its China Business...
Their best bet is still to give the keys to the users. Chinese government will have to adapt sooner or later.
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