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Chicago Police: 'Apple Will Become the Phone of Choice for the Pedophile'

Chicago Police: 'Apple Will Become the Phone of Choice for the Pedophile'

Posted September 26, 2014 at 7:01pm · 50 comments · Add Comment
Dick Hurtzem
Dick Hurtzem - September 30, 2014 at 11:12pm
i've gotta get me an iPhone
Bdiz - September 29, 2014 at 8:19pm
Chicago cops don't believe In democracy or free will. They aren't anti privacy, maybe we should release all their information and medical histories and financial statements.
King Techno
King Techno - September 28, 2014 at 10:31pm
Everything about google is NOT PRIVACY? Acting like they will do the same thing like APPLE is pure marketing.
it wasnt me
it wasnt me - September 28, 2014 at 5:35am
Chicago police you are correct! iSheeps are pedophiles!
wtf? - September 28, 2014 at 4:59am
Childish and foolish if you believe this shyt Apple is telling you. They can and will decrypt if they want. In fact, they are giving your info to Big Brothers as I type this.
cheah - September 28, 2014 at 12:32am
just because one out of 100 million is a pedophile the rest of us have to give up our privacy? f*** the fbi, good of you apple. no talkie the plasticky POS phone makers they gave that shit up with a phone call...
Hector - September 28, 2014 at 12:02am
Heck no! I believe in the 4th amendment! Good for Apple in sticking up for us. Tell the FBI if they want info to come to my house. #4thamendment
portclinton216 - September 27, 2014 at 10:37am
How many pedophile cases have been solved through access of a smartphone is the question. Because the FBI and Chicago police are acting as if it's a Substantial amount and they are losing out on vital info to catch these criminals. And of course they reference pedophiles because when your talking about the safety of a persons child it because personal.
LAC - September 27, 2014 at 10:31am
This is the result of you govt. And NSA abusing the people with their privacy. Now apple and google is force to tighten their security for consumers rights. Stupid govt. Agencies!
The Voice Of Reason.
The Voice Of Reason. - September 27, 2014 at 10:23am
This is like saying that every house should be built with back doors reserved for the police, just in case they decide to storm the place. It's just freaking unbelievable. BUT... on the plus side, it reveals the attitude of government and law enforcement, and hopefully it will result in some changes.
Jan - September 27, 2014 at 10:00am
Wow trying to scare people and apple I see... What about ironkey thumb drive? Also Google announced android is gonna follow in their next update as Apple...
KMC King
KMC King - September 27, 2014 at 8:30am
Why doesn't the Chicago police go after Ironkey thumb drive. They use military encryption. Using pedophiles as an example is just another scare tactic.
Microsoft - September 27, 2014 at 4:41am
we know that
John Constantinides
John Constantinides - September 27, 2014 at 3:30am
James Comey is a NWO scumbag.
DumbCop - September 27, 2014 at 3:05am
Apple is a company, not a phone.
Howulikeit - September 27, 2014 at 2:45am
Piss poor exscuse .. You want certain law breakers to be traced then supply them with a phone that does it.. Not try to jeperdise other people at your sloppy way of an exscuse
Gern Blansten
Gern Blansten - September 27, 2014 at 12:45am
Hyperbole much?
George - September 27, 2014 at 12:28am
Give me a break. They hang on anything to make Apple look bad. They go crazy when they don't have control. Your not going to able to manipulate the situation by throwing around all these scenarios. Messaging is encrypted and what get over it. This just shows how governments try to control the people.
PaladinLV - September 26, 2014 at 11:46pm
Through 66 years of my life, the police (especially in large metropolitan areas) have complained about not being able to do their job because of changes in the law, technology, etc. Yet, in those 66 years, they have managed to do a superb job in keeping law and order in our society and have admirably adapted to all changes. So to the unnamed "officials", please stop whining and get with the program.
And. - September 26, 2014 at 11:16pm
I don't see the big issue. Apple has always been this way towards Law Enforcement. Now all of a sudden it's a big deal?
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne - September 26, 2014 at 11:01pm
Frightening. Simply frightening. We are returning to a world where we have more to fear from Law Enforcement than we do from criminals.
John Constantinides
John Constantinides - September 27, 2014 at 3:36am
Globalist Reptilian lawmakers/warmongers are the real criminals. They want to establish a worldwide martial law in the form of a globalized islamic shariah. The FBI, CIA and FEMA are part of the NWO police state planned by a malevolent reptilian Anunnaki cabal.
NoGoodNick - September 26, 2014 at 10:50pm
The law enforcement community only has itself to blame. They picked ALL the low-hanging fruit, using any excuse to read any and every single email, computer, cell-phone or browser history. People are sick and tired of government overreach. There's simply no excuse for it, and there is NO regulation on their actions. The only way to stop this spying on everyone in the country is to shut the entire operation down completely. If a handful of pedophiles go free as a result, remember that the next time you cherry pick judges to give you carte blanche to investigate whatever you want. I, for one, have no sympathy for your supposed plight. Oh, poor guy, you can no longer trample U.S. citizens' freedoms!
Seb - September 26, 2014 at 9:39pm
AI - September 26, 2014 at 8:57pm
Everyone has an iphone already chief. You just need to get sober to see it. Cut back on those donuts boss. You're such a real retard.
Shawn2010 - September 26, 2014 at 8:11pm
In order to gain access to the information on the phone, you need judicial authorization to do so (ie. Search Warrant). The evidence on a device could be paramount to many a type of investigations and perhaps be the "smoking gun" law enforcement requires. Yes, an investigation can have many components and the data on the phone may support the criminal act or may have nothing at all but it can be a big factor in any case. Anyways, with proper authorization, Law Enforcement shouldn't hit a brick wall to gain access. I agree with the statement that perpetrators may now resort to using using iPhone's since the data can not be used against them. When or if this affects you personally, you will then understand the consequence of this action by Apple,
NoGoodNick - September 26, 2014 at 10:53pm
Sorry, Shawn, but you weren't paying attention. This isn't Apple only. Right now, both Apple and Google (and everyone using the Android OS) is doing the same thing. Which means it's only a matter of time until Amazon, MS and other cell phone makers follow suit. Again, this action was forced by an unrestricted use of blanket searches. If there wasn't such a problem with law-enforcement, it wouldn't have come to this. You have no one to blame but yourselves.
Shawn2010 - September 27, 2014 at 12:30pm
Yes Nick, I should have included Google in the mix as well and I guess you weren't paying attention to what I had to say either. From what I have read thus far in this thread, it would be a waste of energy to convince you or others that this isn't a good thing. Once it becomes a personal matter to you, then perhaps you will change your mind. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Techno1 - September 27, 2014 at 2:21pm
@Shawn, the day you go to jail because for the silliest non-sense is the day you think twice about your opinion. A doctor who is a father of three has recently been on the news regarding photos of his kids bare buttom. The so called law call this pedophile act of sexual thoughts. He is going to jail and losing his license for a photo of his kids (as kids). You tell me who should be angry at the idea that the law can dictate what they want. Hope this doesn't to anyone.
Shawn2010 - September 27, 2014 at 8:32pm
Your kidding, right Techno1? I think there must be a little more to it then just that. Perhaps provide a link to this and I can offer my opinion. Furthermore, this appears to be off-topic to the actual reason I commented in the first place.
lemon4611 - September 26, 2014 at 8:07pm
This is such nonsense. Do the Chicago police need another excuse for the disgraceful, shabby, poor, unacceptable and lame job they are doing in that city?
John - September 26, 2014 at 7:50pm
No. The FBI has the ability to track illegal activity on the web. Access to the phones memory is just icing on the cake for prosecution.
SimonSays - September 26, 2014 at 7:50pm
I can not believe these law enforcement agencies have enough balls to publicly ask apple for back door access. This is the problem with our so called free country. We have given up so many liberties to these law enforcement agencies they they have no problem getting up in public and saying they need to have Blackdoor access to our private devices!
Yourmom - September 26, 2014 at 7:35pm
Chicago needs to go stop all the drugs and murders instead of worrying about this stuff
Judge dreed
Judge dreed - September 26, 2014 at 7:29pm
"The phone will become a choice for pedophiles" the phone is also a choice to communicate and save lives. I can pick any subject and make something good appear bad. Let's start with the police Badge, it can be use to abuse power, Rape, sodimize and kill innocent freedom fighting people. Let's go even goofier...the military shoes, it can be use to stump on innocence people and kick kids up their azz. Chicago police needs to work on their own issue before they opinionate. Stop abusing your authorities.
ShadowOne - September 26, 2014 at 7:28pm
Phone of choice? Tell that to Jennifer Lawrence. Sometimes you don't really need to decrypt anything to get what you need. You're the FBI/police and you will find a way. So stop asking companies to give you a backdoor.
Jonesjones - September 26, 2014 at 7:45pm
Do you actually know the technology that acquired the photo? Let me catch you up: it wasn't icloud breach but a bump type breach due to her set up not secured or set a passcode. If you know someone's email, you can easily log In to her account if such security is ignore. Most stars have hope that their photos do get hacked for the porpoise of public attention. You take naked photos and keep it on one of those so called private folders, you might as well call it publishing. Base on your comment, you might actually be a gaytard.
Truth be told
Truth be told - September 26, 2014 at 7:22pm
Because it suits anyone and everyone.
JuergenWest - September 26, 2014 at 7:20pm
Law enforcement has the option to ask the owner of the device for access, the manufacturer shouldn't be in concert with giving out a clients info. But let's not kid ourselves. They have access anyway. There is no such thing as impenetrable security.
David - September 26, 2014 at 7:14pm
Every individual deserves a right to his or her privacy, and no law amount to any level should be allowed to decrypt anyone's privacy. If the authorities have to investigate anybody they have got better ways of doing it rather than sniffing into peoples privacy. There is privacy rights and must be protected at all time..
Santiago - September 26, 2014 at 7:08pm
I think they should have access to your phone. If you are not doing anything wrong you should have no problem letting them check it out.
Jimmyjines - September 26, 2014 at 7:36pm
That is exactly is the problem. They should also pull every Blackman over until they find something they can use on them. They should pull over all rednecks that appears to be dealing moonshine until they can come up with a bogus charge. They should stop every kid with a tight pants or saggy jeans for they appear to be criminals. They should question every guy with glasses for they maybe hackers? HAVING NO RIGHT is not FREEDOM.
lemon4611 - September 26, 2014 at 8:11pm
Santiago calling you an idiot and a moron would be a compliment. And should we let them in our homes and vehicles under this same premise ? The stupidity of your comment sets a new low for posts here on this site.
Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious - September 26, 2014 at 7:06pm
With apple devices already holding 52% of all smart phone sales it would stand to reason that iphone would be the phone of pedophiles. Every one has an iphone!
billybob44 - September 26, 2014 at 7:09pm
52% my arse. 11% of smartphone sales is closer to the mark
Steve Y
Steve Y - September 26, 2014 at 7:32pm
Wow,..Euro trash in out mist. Hey they Billybob... Howdy!?
Jack0ff alots &ceilingsoaked
Jack0ff alots &ceilingsoaked - September 26, 2014 at 7:35pm
11% sales maybe, but out of all the phones currently out there(even the older models and flip phones - market share) more than half of all phones are iPhones hence the 52%
AI - September 26, 2014 at 8:54pm
Please go back to your farm BillyBob. The cows need some FaceTime.
billybob21 - September 26, 2014 at 9:36pm
50% of phones out there... really! Let's see one document showing that.
Dajones - September 27, 2014 at 2:28pm slong is 50% bigger than yours.
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