Other Could Apple creates its own secure voice protocol?

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  1. pedzsan macrumors member

    pedzsan

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    Starting from this article

    Could Apple rig up a feature where it would detect an Apple iPhone on the other end and start an encrypted voice link rather than the normal wireless link?

    Or... perhaps it would be pre-determined by the user. I know that there are various apps that do this but it seems like a selling point if Apple could "make it easier".

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Because we need that? There is other apps that do it already and is platform agnostic.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Like FaceTime Audio?
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    FaceTime Audio, yes; Normal phone calls, no. That needs to go through the carrier and thus Apple can't see what's on the other end
     
  5. pedzsan thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, we do.

    This YouTube video is 7 years old. He is talking about existing technology but no one to my knowledge has put together a wall wart like he is wanting.

    Encrypted email has been around since 2000 if not before yet no one uses it.

    All of this is due to convenience and critical mass. It is not drop dead easy or ubiquitous and it is definitely not the default. So average Joe doesn't use it.

    We need not just encrypted phone but social media servers, email servers, web servers, etc all within your own home and private -- not searchable without a warrant. And we need all of that drop dead easy, convenient, and readily available.

    One of the jokes he makes is the data is far greater than the holes of missing data so the powers of inference is huge. The MIT students could infer the sexual orientation of other people based on public knowledge about other people. We can't really protect ourselves without protecting the masses... not really.

    Someone... like Apple, with huge presence, exposure, and clout needs to start leading the charge. Sure Stallman, Moglen, EFF, and FSF are powerful but they are reaching trivial numbers of people.
     

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