The case of apple vs fbi (23-02-16)

First there was The Snowden case has brought many eyes open to issues of national security vs privacy. Recently the spat of national security vs privacy came up again in the case of fbi wanting to access information in Syed Farook’s iphone (The San Bernardino Case) and they didn’t have the pass code so they wanted apple to bypass their security to have access to that iphone which Apple doesn’t have it and it would involves apple building a security loophole of some kind. What I believe is that what Tim Cook is doing is right and as many of the sources have responded Apple would lose customer reputation who knows if they would not be able to sell another iphone to a customer if they go ahead with bypassing their own security. It’s also a precedent for other cases. Then what is stopping other countries from doing the same. I think this fight has been going for a long time and it’s been a long time the standing position of the big tech companies that the privacy of their customers should be preserved what governments have not understood is that privacy and the difficulty to hack into is the end purpose of security.

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin



More sources:

Apple v FBI: engineers would be ashamed to break their own encryption


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