2016-03-08

Forty Tech Companies Have Come to Apple's Encryption Defense (videos)

"To get around Apple’s safeguards, the FBI wants us to create a backdoor in the form of special software that bypasses passcode protections, intentionally creating a vulnerability that would let the government force its way into an iPhone. Once created, this software — which law enforcement has conceded it wants to apply to many iPhones — would become a weakness that hackers and criminals could use to wreak havoc on the privacy and personal safety of us all."--Craig Federighi, Sr. Vice President of software engineering at Apple, writing in the Washington Post.


40 tech companies have come to Apple's defense by filing friend-of-the-court or amicus curiae briefs in Apple Inc’s motion to vacate the U.S. Court Order compelling Apple to assist agents in search, and opposition to U.S. government’s motion to compel assistance   (video published Mar 4, 2016).


How Encryption Works - and How It Can Be Bypassed - The debate between privacy and national security has never been more heated, with Apple and other tech firms going up against the government. So how are text messages encrypted, and what are the controversial "backdoors" that could allow access to them? (Published Mar 4, 2016)

Amicus Curiae Briefs filed in support of Apple:
Letters to the Court:
List source: Apple.com

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