ShortBytes: In response to the Federal court order which was issued to Apple, the maker of iPhone, to help the FBI hack iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded very strongly saying that it would set a “dangerous precedent.”
Tim Cook’s response came just within 24 hours after U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym, ruled that Apple must provide “reasonable technical assistance” to the FBI in its efforts to unlock data on Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5C. If Apple decided to help the investigators that would mean bypassing some of the iPhone’ security features and they include bypassing an auto-erase feature and passcode protection.
Tim Cook has already asserted that the company has helped the FBI wherever it was possible for them. But in the matter of creating a “backdoor” to its operating system, Tim cook has an explanation. Here is an excerpt from the same.
What is your opinion on this? Should FBI be given ‘Backdoor’ access to the iPhone? Or they should ask the ‘Owner’ not the ‘Maker’?