Steve Jobs, Apple and the NSA: Friends Working Together as Revealed by Leaked Slides
We’ve done this several times before. Steve Jobs was over-rated, True tech innovators weren’t given enough appraisal after their deaths and so forth. I think it’s very safe to say that WordswithMeaning.org and I as editor are no fans of Apple, Steve Jobs and the Apple fans who insist that Jobs was a revolutionary entrepreneur. (and of course let us humbly remind you that Apple threatened us with legal action for using a photo of Jobs).
New slides leaked by Edward Snowden and released with commentary by Der Spiegel have indicated that Apple, Inc. was in-fact one of the driving forces behind the NSA Prism schemes just as much as other companies.
Under Steve Wozniak, sure, Apple was somewhat of a revolutionary company but the iPhone gave the smart phone market something the NSA really needed: proprietary software that the NSA could use to access the personal lives of iOS users.
Call it paranoid thinking, but the NSA slides actually refer to Apple’s flagship products as “Big Brother” for the paying customers, aptly titled “zombies”.
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