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Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted an open letter to Apple customers announcing that the company would oppose an order from a U.S. Federal judge to help the FBI access data on an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. Cook says that this moment is one for public discussion, and that the company wants its customers to understand what's at stake.
Cook starts the letter noting that smartphones have become an essential part of people's lives and that many people store private conversations, photos, music, notes, calendars and both financial and health information on their devices. Ultimately, Cook says, encryption helps keep people's data safe, which in turn keeps people's personal safety from being at risk.
He then goes on to say that Apple and its employees were "shocked and outraged" by the San Bernardino attack and that Apple has complied with valid subpoenas and search warrants from federal investigators. Apple has also made engineers available to advise the FBI in addition to providing general advice on how they could go about investigating the case. However, Cook says that's where Apple will draw the line.
originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: ReadLeader
Kinda funny how tragedies always lead to the further erosion of our rights.
Also I doubt that Apple does not already share all the information possible with certain intelligence agencies.
Apple is the backdoor!
the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession
originally posted by: ReadLeader
a reply to: TrueBrit
"Safety is a prison. Liberty is a risk, but one without which life has no meaning. Choose Liberty, or death, and nothing in between. "
True to the 10th! Well stated T.B.
Thanks for posting