Apple refused to unlock 12 more iPhones
The American Government wants Apple to unlock 12 iPhones as well as FBI for extracting data from iPhones.But Apple refused to unlock 12 more iPhones.
Until now, the FBI is asking for Apple’s help in unlocking the iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino shootings that killed 14 and injured 24 in December.However, in addition to iPhone 5C belonged to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the U.S. Justice Department is looking at court orders forcing Apple to help officials unlock at least 12 iPhones.
Citing sources, the Wall Street Journal reported that the federal authorities want to extract data from iPhones seized in a variety of criminal investigations are involved in undisclosed cases where prosecutors are compelling Apple to help them bypass iPhone’s lock screen.
Although more details of these cases are not yet publicly disclosed, these dozen or so cases are all distinct from San Bernardino shooter’s case and involve many iPhones using an older iOS version that has fewer security barriers to bypass.
However, Apple is fighting government demands in all these cases and, in a number of cases, had objected the US Justice Department’s efforts to force its company through an 18th-century law called the All Writs Act, according to which, the courts can require actions to comply with their orders.
Bill Gates wants Apple to Help the FBI
Apple’s refused to unlock 12 more iPhones is linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters has escalated a battle between the technology company and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Although many Big Fishes in Technology industry including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google supported Apple’s stand, many politicians including Donald Trump have criticized and opposed Apple.
…and the latest in the opposition of Apple’s decision is Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.
“Nobody’s talking about a backdoor,” Gates told Financial Times. “This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case.”
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