Backdoor Man

February 22nd, 2016 · 1 hr 10 mins

About this Episode

In which we talk about other people's letters.

Shownotes:

0:00:00 A Customer Letter. [apple.com](http://www.apple.com/customer-letter/)

0:01:05 That FBI request in question. [assets.documentcloud.org (pdf)](http://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2714001/SB-Shooter-Order-Compelling-Apple-Asst-iPhone.pdf)

0:03:56 China has already requested backdoors into all foreign companies’ products. [reuters.com](http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-obama-china-idUSKBN0LY2H520150302)

0:04:59 Counterpoint: Apple have already unlocked iPhones in the past on request by the authorities [thedailybeast.com](http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/17/apple-unlocked-iphones-for-the-feds-70-times-before.html)

0:09:08 Error 53: So it turns out that Error 53 may not be such a bad thing after all. [twitter.com/grahamvsworld](https://twitter.com/grahamvsworld/status/696026307948228608)

0:10:29 Cars do it. Phones do it. [twitter.com/jonny290](https://twitter.com/jonny290/status/696026823902146561)

0:13:28 Google (& others) have somewhat declared support, in a vaguely wishy-washy manner. [bloomberg.com](http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-18/google-sides-with-apple-in-protesting-government-decryption)

0:13:29 EFF to support Apple. [eff.org](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/eff-support-apple-encryption-battle)

0:16:28 Not an Onion headline: The SKYNET program is already in operation. [arstechnica.co.uk](http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/02/the-nsas-skynet-program-may-be-killing-thousands-of-innocent-people/)

0:22:39 Farewell to Timezones? We can only live in hope. [washingtonpost.com](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/12/the-radical-plan-to-destroy-time-zones-2/)

0:27:47 Benson Leung, USB-C detective extraordinaire, fried his Chromebook Pixel with a dodgy cable [geek.com](http://www.geek.com/news/google-engineer-finds-usb-type-c-cable-so-bad-it-broke-his-chromebook-pixel-1646212/)

0:35:15 That dude that wrote that letter about homelessness in San Francisco...

0:40:05 Commandline Corner: The Keybase filesystem [keybase.io](https://keybase.io/docs/kbfs)

0:43:02 Karl has two phones.

0:43:33 Weather forecasts via finger (only in Norway, unfortunately)

0:47:02 Sublime Text: Back in development again (wuhoo!) [thenextweb.com](http://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/02/09/sublime-text-is-being-developed-again-after-a-year-dormant/)

0:54:18 Lego talk

0:56:50 James Thomson's PCalc has hitherto unknown secret features!

0:58:20 Stolen becomes Famous (with help from Zoe Quinn)