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iPhone Encryption: 5 Ways It's Changed Over Time
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User Rank: Apprentice
2/26/2016 | 11:44:41 AM
Re: iphone passcode
Withoiut getting into a whole mathematical background on encryption, the big difference:


The contents of the filing cabinet are SCRAMBLED and (for all intents and purposes) melted into the filing cabinet themselves (as in, there's no separate pages of documents to "print out").


And the crux:  Apple does NOT HAVE THE KEY to unlock this!


User Rank: Apprentice
2/26/2016 | 9:19:00 AM
Re: iphone passcode
The purpose of encryption to begin with should be protected.  As a consumer, I would not want anyone to infringe upon my personal data and have a right to the protection against ANYONE including the Big Brother FBI.  All Apple has to do is say they can't be sure there is a method of writing code to break the encryption.  Nuf said. 
User Rank: Apprentice
2/25/2016 | 3:48:32 PM
iphone passcode
How is private information lockd in a file cabinet different from private information locked in an iphone? In the past courts could order search warrants to access that info, and still do today.  Why can't Apple print out the info without revealing the code and hand the info over to the FBI?

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