I might not even be publishing this post by the time I finish it. As that is how much skeptical I am reporting on this nonsensical comments from the beleaguered BlackBerry CEO that were reported by The Inquirer last week. In response to a question relating to the recent controversy around Apple and the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone unlock request from the FBI, BlackBerry CEO John Chen, said the following...
Going through the above set of statements, what the heck is he trying to say? You should not give away the customer data away easily? And apparently BlackBerry doesn't do that; Just search on Google for "BlackBerry backdoor" and see how contradicting each post is, that is how much this company is confused about user privacy and encryption. But he also says, that he is not suggesting that companies include a back door, but just give away the data when the cops demand it. Total non-sense as anyone who has been following the San Bernardino case knows that Apple just did (and does) not possess the physical capability of handing the data the FBI was asking for.
Apple's policy is very simple, it will not include a back door in its phones that will allow any Government agency to exploit, however much the situation is justified. Whatever else the company can do on its end, that is whatever data it possesses about its customers, its is willing to give away when the requests from the authorities are legal and justified. Apple is very smart in this as even Apple cannot access the user data even if it intends t,o as the data is encrypted end to end. And to many customer like me, this makes Apple's products the only choice out there!
There is only way any Government is going to be able to twist Apple's arm in doing this, that is by passing a law and that is not going to happen, even according to this lunatical BlackBerry CEO's last statement. So according to his he will be doing the same thing that Apple did, not include a backdoor and hand over the data when there is a warrant, then why he "deeply disturbed" as a citizen? This is nothing but a publicity stunt from a guy who is trying make the most out of his investment buying a dying company!