Apple released a very lengthy letter on their website yesterday aimed at their customers.
Here’s the rundown:
– The FBI requested data from Apple after the San Bernardino attack that happened in December.
– Apple has complied and has assisted the FBI with their needs.
– Now the FBI wants Apple to create a version of iOS, circumventing several important security features that would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s possession.
– This, in turn, does have the possibility to be hacked.
– The FBI suggests this tool could only be used once by one phone, but Apple says it could become the equivalent of a “master key.”
Apple wraps up the letter with an explanation on their reasoning.
– “Opposing this order is not something we take lightly. We feel we must speak up in the face of what we see as an overreach by the U.S. government. We are challenging the FBI’s demands with the deepest respect for American democracy and a love of our country. We believe it would be in the best interest of everyone to step back and consider the implications.”
You can read the full letter HERE.
Thoughts? Do you think Apple is making the right call here?