Apple has started to fight the FBI, refusing to create a backdoor into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino shooters.
In a world where spy agencies such as the NSA have been found to have been tracking many people’s online actions, people should breathe a sigh of relief that Apple does in fact have a moral centre and are protecting their customers against
The company has said that this case would cause a “dangerous precedent that threatens people’s civil liberties” and that is potentially true. This case could open the company up to future smaller cases where government organizations could access private information
No greater sign that this is a good fight for Apple to wage than the fact that both Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg came out and pledged their support for Apple’s actions.
Many people likely own some sort of Apple product and know that there is some content, be it pictures, fun conversations that they would not like to see the light of day.
The battle for our privacy will be fought in the courtroom, but at theend at the very least people can say that Apple is trying.
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