When Tim Cook wrote an open letter stating that he did not agree with the government’s request that the Apple help the FBI hacking a terrorist’s iPhone, we say that this whole story was far from over. No sooner said than done.
Today, as informed by CNBC, O United States Department of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice) filed an appeal for Apple to be required to obey the judge’s order, helping the FBI in the investigation.
The idea is that Apple will create a tool to disable some security features of the iPhone in question that are in the possession of the FBI, paving the way for a more thorough investigation. The Apple CEO, despite understanding the reasons for the request and not agreeing with the acts of the couple Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook, terrorists who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others by invading the Inland Regional Center (an institution supporting the disabled in the the city of San Bernardino, Calif.) with two rifles and two pistols, said that if his company is forced to create this tool it will be setting a huge precedent, leaving iPhone users unprotected as the tool could fall into the wrong hands.
Apple should answer whether or not it accepts the FBI by 2/23 (Tuesday), but the court has given three more days and Ma now has until 2/26 (Friday) to position itself. This new DoJ onslaught means that if Apple really chooses to maintain its position and does not help to create a backdoor on your mobile operating system, you will have to face more challenges.
Complicated. We’ll see what happens in the next few days