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Apple says no to FBI request to build a backdoor to the iPhone [statement]
Posted by on Feb 18th, 2016

I don’t have an iPhone, but props to Apple for standing up to the FBI after it requested they build a backdoor to the iPhone. Apple released a statement to it’s customers a few days ago and it is receiving widespread praise for protecting the security of those who use it’s smartphone. The letter explains what’s at stake and why bilding a backdoor to the iPhone would set a dangerous precedent with regards to data security.

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Here’s part of the statement

“But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

Specifically, 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.”

Read the full customer letter HERE.

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