Apple has published a new Q&A page on its website that answers some of the questions on why it is opposing the government and court order and explained why it is not possible to help the FBI just this time around.
Apple vs. FBI
Apple says objection against court order is not a marketing strategy; ‘Nothing could be further from the truth’
Tim Cook has pleaded with the FBI to drop its iPhone unlock request in a memo sent to Apple employees. Cook also reiterated his and Apple’s stance on the request, and highlights the outpouring of support Apple has received since standing up to it.
The struggle between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues, with the latter basically telling the former to cooperate, despite some major recent setbacks.
Apple executives reveal password of San Benrardino shooter’s Apple ID was changed in government possession
For the first time since the court ordered Apple to unlock the iPhone 5c of one of the shooters of the San Bernardino’s case, Apple executives have revealed key details about the case to some reporters.
Justice Department: Apple’s refusal to unlock San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone is a marketing strategy
Earlier today, the Justice Department stepped in, and filed a motion to force Apple to comply with the court order to help FBI unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.
A bill quietly proposed in the Senate House could have seen companies being penalised for not following court orders to decrypt encrypted messages and data. Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, was the one who had initially proposed the bill before eventually dropping it.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have come out in support of Apple’s decision to not create a backdoor in iOS to help the FBI with the San Bernardino shooting case. Executives of the companies either took to Twitter or released a public comment showing their support to Apple and thanked it for their fight to save consumers privacy.
Protesters with internet rights advocacy group Fight for the Future gathered outside the flagship Apple Store in San Francisco on Wednesday to support Apple’s decision to fight government backdoors in iOS.
The protest came hours after Tim Cook published an open letter vowing to challenge the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone using special firmware.