+Huawei demonstrated it first on their device and it's only natural that a scale functionality made it into an an iPhone 6s app, using a clever trick for the calibration BTW

For some reason #Apple didn't like that, go figure!

It's this kind of days you know that as a developer and hacker you are reminded that you invested in the right platform years ago.

Original implementation on the Huawei Mate S:


Turning the iPhone 6s Into a Digital Scale — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking
How to turn an iPhone 6s into a digital scale without salami.

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Compelling story, until you read the actual warrant

+Boing Boing​​​​​​'s article tells this story where Apple protects the user's data by providing a solution that prevents anyone including themselves to decrypt it.
The author even frames it as a malicious attack against software that's licensed instead of sold, which would make a terrible precedent if Apple lost.

But then if you read the warrant itself, you realize Apple indeed has the ability to bypass the locking mechanism because it's running iOS 7, which they did it multiple times previously – although increasingly reluctantly.
This time however they argue that helping the DoJ would be bad PR for their brand, changed their mind, now refuse and somehow we get a press article depicting them as a hero protector.


Apple describing how they can extract data from passcode-locked pre-iOS 8 iPhones:

Did I interpret the whole thing wrong or missed something here?

#supercurioBlog #Apple #encryption

DoJ to Apple: your software is licensed, not sold, so we can force you to decrypt
The DoJ is currently trying to force Apple to decrypt data stored on a defendant’s Iphone, and Apple, to its great credit, is fighting back, arguing that on the one hand, it doesn’t have the techni…

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