Apples VD Tim Cook har skrivit ett öppet brev till kunder, som förklarar vikten av kryptering och varför företaget vägrar att hjälpa FBI bygga en bakdörr i sitt operativsystem.
Brevet kommer efter en domare beordrade företaget att hjälpa FBI bryta sig in i iPhone efter en av San Bernardino skyttarna.
Brevet finns att läsa på www.apple.com/customer-letter
Vita Huset förnekar att man kräver Apple på detta.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Department of Justice was asking Apple for access to just one device, a central part of the government’s argument.
”They are not asking Apple to redesign its product or to create a new backdoor to one of their products,” Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing. He said the case was about federal investigators learning ”as much as they can about this one case” and ”the president certainly believes that is an important national priority.”
Technology rights groups fear that companies could be ordered to create ”backdoors” into devices that would make them insecure and vulnerable to attack by law enforcement or criminal hackers.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said Tuesday’s court order threatened the security of its customers and had ”implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”
Även Donald Trump tar chansen att få lite utrymme i media.
“I agree 100 percent with the courts. In that case, we should open it up.” […] ”I think security, overall, we have to open it up and we have to use our heads. We have to use common sense,” Trump continued, echoing his recent common refrain. Somebody the other day called me a common-sense conservative. We have to use common sense.”