APPLE CEO HITS BACK ON FBI
The Apple CEO, Tim Cook responded back to the FBI over the handling of a court order which asked the company to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Farook. Mr. Cook has said that his company first learned about this controversial request when it was reported in the media and the news media. Mr. Cook said that he do not thinks that it is not the way the railroad should be run.
He doesn’t think that something which is so important to the country should be handled in such a way. However a source who is close to the investigation has told the BBC that Mr Cook’s claim is not true & that Apple’s legal team was the first to know about this. A spokesperson for the FBI has said that she did not desire to comment on Mr Cook’s saying.
The New York Times has reported that the Apple had begun to work on an upgrade to the devices that will make it impossible to break into the iPhone by using a method which was proposed by the FBI in this case. Mr Cook was protecting the company’s refusal to comply with the FBI’s order that it should remove the security blocks on Farook’s device so that the data on it can be made possible to access.
He has said that the FBI was telling the company to create the software which is equivalent to cancer. Farook, along with his wife had killed fourteen people in an attack in December last year. Mr. Cook thinks that safety of the public is really very important. The protection of people’s information is very important and so the trade-off here is we know that doing that can expose the public to incredible vulnerabilities.
When Mr. Cook was asked that Apple may hinder investigations which can prevent the future attacks, then he replied to this by saying that some things are hard & some things are right. And some things are both. This is one of those things. The FBI has said that Apple is overstating the safety risk to its devices.
FBI Director, James Comey has said that Apple had a technical know-how to get into Farook’s device only in a way which will not create a so called backdoor into every Apple device. Conflicting polls have suggested that the American public is divided.
One of the polls by the Pew Research Center has suggested the majority of those polled sided with the FBI whereas the researchers have noted that the support for Apple grew among people who have a smart phone. A Reuters poll which was conducted by Ipsos, says that 55 percent of respondents worried that the FBI will seek to use a backdoor to spy on the people using an iPhone.