Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief
A judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple CEO Tim Cook signed a public letter stating that it “take(s) an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers.”
According to a report by NPR, a former Justice Department Attorney, now specializing in cyber security, shared that the FBI is simply asking for custom software to help the phone from deleting information and they would take care of the rest.
As the report phrased, could this be “the start of a slippery slope?”
In response, Cook stated that this could be the one favor that leads to another and endangering the security of many. The letter further stated that “if the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach into anyone’s device to capture their data…They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”
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