Apple vs. FBI

Apple says objection against court order is not a marketing strategy; ‘Nothing could be further from the truth’

Apple says objection against court order is not a marketing strategy; ‘Nothing could be further from the truth’

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.

Tim Cook asks FBI to drop iPhone unlock request in memo to Apple employees

Tim Cook asks FBI to drop iPhone unlock request in memo to Apple employees

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.

FBI urges Apple to cooperate despite changing password on San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c

FBI urges Apple to cooperate despite changing password on San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c

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

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

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.

Department of Justice files motion to make Apple comply with FBI’s iPhone backdoor order

Department of Justice files motion to make Apple comply with FBI’s iPhone backdoor order

Earlier this week, a judge ordered Apple to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock an iPhone 5c. Apple aims to fight that order.

Senate panel chief drops plan to criminalize firms that don’t unlock decrypted devices

Senate panel chief drops plan to criminalize firms that don’t unlock decrypted devices

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. 

Google, Twitter and Facebook show their support in Apple’s fight against FBI

Google, Twitter and Facebook show their support in Apple’s fight against FBI

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 gather outside San Francisco Apple Store to back Apple’s decision to fight FBI backdoors

Protesters gather outside San Francisco Apple Store to back Apple’s decision to fight FBI backdoors

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.