Will Apple unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone for FBI?
Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym of the Federal District Court for the District of Central California ordered Apple to bypass security functions on an iphone used by the Gunman of San Bernardino. Chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook replied by sending a statement to it’s customers announcing his eager to protect the privacy of it’s customers.
The government is asking apple to create a master key so that it would open a single phone. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that defends digital rights, said it was siding with Apple. They are certain that that once the master key is created, the government would ask for it again and again.
Mr. Cook said the order would amount to creating a “back door” to bypass Apple’s strong encryption. According to Mr. Cook, Apple does not have that kind of technology to unlock user’s iphone and says it is considered “too dangerous to create.” Giving access of encryption to the FBI could affect millions of users right to privacy. The FBI may be able to access messages, calls, and even your camera when users are not aware of it.
Congress is still debating on this issue and this case is still pending. As an iphone user, would you allow the FBI to unlock the secrets of the San Bernardino killer or would you stand for your privacy rights?