Tim Cook makes it very clear, in his message on the Apple website, that once Apple would invent a way to remove the encryption and retrieve the data on the iphone used by the San Bernanrdino terrorists, that technology cannot be kept secure from future misuse.
Ordinarily,in the tech world, that would be true, but my solution blog posted on February 19, just 9 days ago, may be able to solve tht issue. Here are further details. My solution does not call for the technology to be turnded over to the FBI. As I point out in my first Solution aricle, the FBI would be ordered by the Court to turn over that iphone to Apple. Apple would then use the fewest number of technicians possible to gain entry to the data on that iphone and to record that data to be handed over to the FBI. If the iphone, now unecrypted, can be safely given back to the FBI without the new technology being revealed, then fine, do so. Otherwise, Apple gets to totally destroy that iphone.
During the the process of getting through the encryption, Tim Cook should make it clear to each person needed to work on that, that there names will be kept on file by Apple so that if there is any future use of that methodology of removing encryption from other iphones, those technicians would be risking conviction and imprisonment for endangering the security of the United States, since that informatin could be used against our country. It would be ideal if just one technologist would have access to all aspects of the new invention for unecryption of iphones, to lmit fukture risk.
My Solution called for Apple to be permitted to immediately and totally destroy all data that bcame a part of the process of inventing the new unectrypting technology. I explained that Apple would have to reinvent the system in the case of another situation in which unencryption is deemed necessary by Court order to prevent reasonably likley future terrorist attacks.
Furthermore, even though Apple has the money to invent and reinvent the process, as a matter of it being “the right thing to do”, the FBI should be ordered to pay Apple its costs of recovering the data from the San Bernardino iphone, as well as the costs of any future re-inventions required by court order, since the invention would have to be re-invented each time.
This Solution is intended to reasonably help prevent future terrorist attacks, per a Court order, without significant risk of loss of privacy of all iphone users, whether those iphones belong to government people or anyone else. I would hope this Solution would get to the attention of Tim Cook, and I would love to have his response. Obviously, he knows far more about all of the privacy risks that a one-time solution would present, even with my remedies as suggested.
Thank you for your attention to this Blog.
Your friendly problem solver.
Dr. Ed Marshall