Apple Calls on US Gov’t to Convene Special Panel on FBI Encryption Demand / Sputnik International


Apple’s Refusal to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone Marketing Move – US Justice Dep’t

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On December 2, an Islamic couple — US-born Syed Rizwan Farook and his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik — attacked the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino killing 14 people and injuring more than two dozen others. On February 16, a California judge ordered Apple to help the FBI break into the Farook’s phone despite Apple’s resistance.

“We feel the best way forward would be for the government to withdraw its demands under the All Writs Act and, as some in Congress have proposed, form a commission or other panel of experts on intelligence, technology, and civil liberties to discuss the implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy, and personal freedoms,” Apple said in a public answer to customers’ questions.

The company said it “would gladly participate in such an effort.”

On Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a public letter that he would not comply with a California judge’s order. Cook explained the FBI had asked Apple to build a new version of the iPhone operating system and software that would allow authorities to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession through a “back door.”

Apple’s stance has been publicly supported by such tech giants as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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4 Responses to Apple Calls on US Gov’t to Convene Special Panel on FBI Encryption Demand / Sputnik International

  1. Speaking of “transparency in government”, how about unlocking some government ‘secrets’ that are cloaked in ‘national security’–starting with the 28 pages.

    A government that keeps secrets about attacking its own citizens is not worthy of the keys to all cell phone data.

  2. Sue says:

    Aren’t those back doors already in place?

    • Jean says:

      I”m not sure … but I wouldn’t doubt it. IF they are looking for a way to do this publicly, they may have found it — at least I think they are trying! Hugs, ~Jean

  3. Deborah says:

    Reality Check: McAfee Claims FBI wants to end all encryption not just hack 1 iPhone

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