So I’m unsure if some of you have seen the statement released by Apple. If you have you probably know where I am going with this. If not, let me explain in better detail. First, the United States government (FBI) is requesting/demanding that the Apple corporation get them access to a phone used by one of the shooters in San Bernardino. Apparently the phone is encrypted so any unauthorized access would cause it to be erased.
Apple has responded. Apple states (I will summarize and share the link for you to read the entire thing) that they would be risking all of the information of its customers. They can not allow this and do not want to have a legal fight if it comes to that. However, they do want to help the FBI with their investigation. So right now, they are locked. Apple will not allow the government a backdoor into the phone, because it would mean they could see everything from all of their customers. And the government wants to have access.
The link to the entire article can be found here.
I stand by Apple. I think putting the customers first is a great thing. However I understand that the government wants to get any information and they should get it. I find it hard to believe that they haven’t already gotten into the phone though. This is the United States government, they have some of the best hackers on the payroll or working under the table. They’ve gotten in. They just want to look at other customers information. At which point I’m one of those people who believes that data information is always saved, no matter what. That’s a whole other discussion.
Either way, that’s where they both stand. Time to tell to see who wins.