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Article posted Jan 08 2012, 7:37 PM Category: Big Brother/Orwellian Source: Slashdot Print

Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor To Governments

by Timothy, Slashdot

Voline writes "In a tweet early this morning, cybersecurity researcher Christopher Soghoian pointed to an internal memo of India's Military Intelligence that has been liberated by hackers and posted on the Net. The memo suggests that, "in exchange for the Indian market presence" mobile device manufacturers, including RIM, Nokia, and Apple (collectively defined in the document as "RINOA") have agreed to provide backdoor access on their devices. The Indian government then "utilized backdoors provided by RINOA" to intercept internal emails of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a U.S. government body with a mandate to monitor, investigate and report to Congress on 'the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship' between the U.S. and China. Manan Kakkar, an Indian blogger for ZDNet, has also picked up the story and writes that it may be the fruits of an earlier hack of Symantec. If Apple is providing governments with a backdoor to iOS, can we assume that they have also done so with Mac OS X?"

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Posted: Jan 10 2012, 3:53 PM

75102 This is quite creative actually. Although it may be considered unlawful. If there were no malevolent people in charge with no corruption then it could prove to be useful.
Humans have set precedence over and over that once given privilege and authority over others with little or no oversight they will and do abuse that authority to gain advantage for themselves and disadvantage for others.
Humans consistently commit evil acts on one another when we exist in a symbiotic world where what you do to one you end up making everyone ,including yourself suffer.
It really is wake up time.

Posted: Jan 12 2012, 4:12 AM

688 anonymous .great bad most fear using their real names.I understand the fear,but?

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