@California Encrypt Phones Bill...
"Human traffickers are using encrypted cell phones to run and conceal their criminal activities," Cooper said in a statement on Wednesday. "Full-disk encrypted operating systems provide criminals an invaluable tool to prey on women, children, and threaten our freedoms while making the legal process of judicial court orders useless."
Was this guy supposed to have been a cop? Because he sure does not understand basic concepts of evidence and the principles of logic which pillar it.
Cooper, who was a captain with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department for 30 years
That is really sad. And he was promoted? What did he do to get promoted, I wonder.
So, of course, any reader understands that depicting some horrific situation and then coupling that without any strand of logic to something else will defy the mind of the very simple. But, it certainly does not work with those who consider evidence and weighing matters honestly as a critical principle to adhere to.
Glad he is no longer in "service".
("Service" in quotes, because obviously incompetents do nothing good for anyone other then their own self, and even for their own self, in the long haul -- they only are self-destructive.)
To be fair: a lot of people will listen to this kind of argument because they do not have any interest in matters like evidence, reasoning, or even logic.
Good, bad, weighty, light -- it is all the same to them.
What is taking a few dollars to 'look the other way', to these sorts of "cops".
They have no self-control.
Sermon aside, some hard facts, which everyone here knows:
a. smart phones are trivial to hack from many angles
b. at the telco level the routes of hacking the suspect are many and entirely powerful regardless of encryption provided by the phone vendor
c. phones of suspects may be pinpointed by their imsi so that their encryption is always downstepped/turned off
d. OTA "over the air" updates may be pushed covertly to supply complete root kernel of any user's phone, at any time
e. "imsi catcher's" are extremely cheap (to make, anyway), simple technology, and can be pointed at any suspect's location to force their phone to complete disregard any encryption
f. if you believe that phone traffic is encrypted end to end for the telco, you are nuts -- they have to decrypt that traffic for the very legitimate reason of ensuring no one abuses their networks, at the very least
g. like any embedded system, phones are not magic, despite their daunting specifications and performance, security absolutely was foregone in the making of these phones... and the government employs countless teams working day and night through out the country coming up with security vulnerabilities that can compromise handsets by a very wide variety of attack vectors highly unlikely to be found by the vendors or outside security researchers for ages to come
Some here may dispute some of these points. No one would dispute the general gist of it, however, that phones are exceedingly easy to hack -- even if they have never done this. Why? Because it takes about five minutes to perform such google searches, and about an hour of anyone's time to sit and watch some videos or read some files.
But, this is a reality. Society is progressing. And this means that there remains 'out with the old', 'in with the new'. Knuckle dragging savages who feast from their strength are discarded, and the wise and meek take their places. Will anyone mourn the past ages. I think not.
They are simply mocked by future generations, and worse, held up as objects of horror -- if they are not simply ignored entirely.
Apologies for the strong words, but I do believe all agree that such people have no place in law enforcement, and less place in elected or unelected positions.
What we have today, is a remaining zoo, of sorts. It is temporary, surely, is my ever optimistic opinion.