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Why the FBI's request to Apple will affect civil rights for a generation

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 17, 2016.

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    On Tuesday, the United States District Court of California issued an order requiring Apple to assist the FBI in accessing a locked iPhone (PDF)—and not just any iPhone, but the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The order is very clear: Build new firmware to enable the FBI to perform an unlimited, high speed brute force attack, and place that firmware on the device.

    Apple is not only fighting the request, but posted a public letter signed by Tim Cook and linked on Apple’s front page.

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