Last week a US court ordered Apple to create a special tool so the FBI could break a security feature on an iPhone 5c. The phone belonged to one of the shooters in an attack resulting in the deaths of 14 people in San Bernardino California in December 2015.
In this case, Apple is fighting the ruling. Apple CEO Tim Cook argues that this is a dangerous precedent, and it is not prudent to build a system with a hacking tool that can be used against Apple’s very own system.
Beyond those concerned with civil liberties, many in the security technology field, including Google and WhatsApp and now Facebook, are just as worried as Cook.
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