Also this, same topic:
Oh ya, these aren't the first time they've been linked, they just have more importance right now given the "debate" in Germany.This is one of those things I just don’t get. Inanimate things are incapable of value judgements, and yet certain people absolutely insist on pretending that they can somehow be coaxed to do so.
@Eriol We’ve discussed that exact pair of videos before. I had hoped people would’ve learned by now.
Time to post those videos again, I guess.FBI forensic expert Stephen Flatley lashed out at Apple, calling the company “jerks,” and “evil geniuses” for making his and his colleagues' investigative work harder. [...] "At what point is it just trying to one up things and at what point is it to thwart law enforcement?" he added. "Apple is pretty good at evil genius stuff. [...However] If you have another evil genius, Cellebrite,then maybe we can get into that front," he said, facetiously coughing as he said “Cellebrite.”
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Still, the fact that its workings are even less transparent now is not reassuring.Another spokesman said:To be crystal clear, Blackstone will not have access to user data and we are deeply committed to ensuring strong consumer privacy protections at the company. We will not be sharing user DNA and family tree records with our portfolio companies.
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Still, the fact that its workings are even less transparent now is not reassuring.