Since Syed Farook had decided to jeopardize the privacy of millions of American citizens after killing 14 out of them, the legal battle between his device manufacturer Apple and FBI could turn out yo be against wishes. Based on another interview with the Apple boss Tim Cook, he had made it clearer that our smartphones have more information about us and our families than any other device we could or presently own. To a very long extent, this would be true. This would man that if the Federal Bureau wins the case against Apple and compelling the company to decrypt their devices and Operating system, then there might be some case to be attended to.
In case you don’t know, you iPhone is never a tiny pocket computer. Its a bunch of key to your home, car, personal information, anything you can think of is attached in to this.
Assuming you can guess how many people are actually monitoring you right now. You might wonder if that’s true or not. Count the numbers of microphones, cameras and or sensor that are surrounding you. Although you might’ve guessed none is connected to the internet but to some length, they are watching you. Now, those ears and eyes surrounding you are so encrypted that it doesn’t get out. Now if Apple is forced, well, encryptions might never matter no more.
The internet as we all know had always been an object of target but that forces the companies to make it a priority to secure our devices since those tiny handsets know more about you and your families.
Cameras like the Nest Cam track who comes in and out of your home. Microphones embedded in devices like the Amazon Echo and smart TVs let you check the weather, change channels and order items with your voice.
Based on James Arlen who happens to be the director of risk for Leviathan Security Group is however extremely concerned about with how that information will be used by the Federal Bureau if the decryption is fired out.
James said told Engadget
“There is absolutely an issue. The world of consumer IoT – including wearables, cars and ‘things that live in my house’ – is the product of companies that are for the most part hoovering up huge gulps of personal data,”
Both the Amazon and Nest encrypt data from their devices. Now, if the Department of Justice gets away with Farook’s information, then you’ll be a very simple to handle case for law enforcement agencies when you become the next suspect.
Now with advanced techs, we are all connected with our homes, cars, cameras, mics and every other electronics that allows for information and data storing. Voice control, gesture, backups could always be the number one point to start investigation against you if the FBI notices anything strange about you next time.
Like the makers of connected home items, automakers are doing their best to keep those data secure.
“We believe customers own their data. We are stewards of data, and we commit to protecting it,”
Ford spokesperson Christin Baker told Engadget. But what’s the point, when an order from a judge can set all digital eyes on you for potentially even minor infractions.
Have you actually pronounced it that You agent a criminal or a terrorist? Hoping that you need not to worry about anything wrong with the Government’s attempt, then you might soon be surprised tat it’s not just the FBI that wants to circumvent encryption.
Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr says the city has 175 iPhones with passcodes it wants to access. All the DA needs is a judge willing to make Apple unlock those devices.
Judges are the last to set the legal precedent. The reason to open a device or system could vary from a region to another. In one state, a major crime could be what’s needs to unlock a device. in another it could be something lesser.
Everyone of us depends solely on technology to live and have a better live. It’s not a 100% secure way to live it and we know much about that. We’ve heard of hackers and Spammers and Scammers. But the government might be trying to join the league of the bad guys here since they might be decrypting our partially secured technology lives which might be an opened door for criminals to come in and out without any trouble.