So now the FBI discovered, supposedly, that it could get the data from the suspect iPhone without the help of Apple.
It is only pure coincidence, right, that they did this just a couple days after Snowden publicly ridiculed the idea that they needed Apple in the first place!?
First thing I thought of was that it was theater, a show, because the NSA has been caught collecting exactly that kind of information from all phone calls everywhere in the first place.
Ha. Rushbo did his own little rush to the mike to say that it proved the NSA does not do such collection and does not have the information. Why would he make such an idiotic statement? It’s not because he’s an idiot.
So this little piece of theater that had the FBI and Apple doing a little tango for all to see is an attempt to give the government cover to pretend it doesn’t monitor everything. It’s cover for Apple so they can show they protect their users’ encryption. None of the Old Guard Media is asking how many of those special warrants have been served on Apple.
You know, those warrants where the FBI agent writing the warrant executes it, along with the warning that it’s a criminal offense to tell anybody about it. He doesn’t need a judge after the Patriot Act era now, remember….