Friday, January 22, 2016

Could The iPhone Be Banned In California In 2017 ?

California has recently introduced a bill into legislation that requires any smartphone built “on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California, to be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.” Any smartphone that couldn’t be decrypted when requested will subject the seller to a $2,500 fine. Apple expressed that it cannot bypass a user’s iPhone or iPad passcode, insisting it has no “back doors” to gain access to a user’s iOS device. If California’s bill becomes law, it would mean a ban on almost every iPhone sold, along with many Android devices, throughout the state. I say almost becomes iOS 8 and lower still has a back door, while iOS 9 iPhone’s don’t. I understand that the federal government wants to “protect us” from terrorists and other criminals. Although, doing so at the expense of personal privacy on innocent citizens should not, and cannot, be allowed. What do you think ? 

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