15 January, 2020
 Posted by Ac2ality

Apple vs the U.S government explained!!

The story. US Attorney General Bill Barr publicly demanded that Apple unlock 2 iPhones that belonged to the Saudi Air Force student who killed 3 people at a Florida naval station last month.

Reminder. Back in 2016, the FBI obtained a court order demanding that Apple create a back door into all of its encrypted devices so law enforcement could access them.

Why? The FBI wanted to unlock the Iphone of the responsible of San Bernardino shooting.

Apple’s response: 

We won’t give the US government a way to decrypt iPhones. There won’t be such thing as a backdoor just for the good guys. If the government can force it to crack one phone or include a back door in its products, then there’s nothing stopping the government from accessing every device, including yours.

What now? Bill Barr has reopened this debate. Should it reach a court this time, the result may determine how far/easily, the government can reach into your phone, too.

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