Apple Pulls No Punches in Response to FBI Court Order
Apple has now filed its response to the FBI’s court order demanding that the company write a custom version of iOS that would enable the FBI to brute force an iPhone’s passcode. This document is far from being a dry recitation of legal technicalities — instead, it provides a clear, careful, and complete rebuttal of every statement the government has made. It even calls out those government claims that are patently untrue. The Intercept has extracted eight memorable passages everyone should see, and if you have the time, read the full document (linked at the top of The Intercept piece).
Definitely worth reading.
As a non-American, I am concerned this attempt by American government organisations such as the FBI to gain access to personal records of people who do not live within the American judicial system.
Imagine the hue and cry from America and Americans if a non-US government agency asked Apple to give a backdoor to its agents.
If Apple loses this case, then Apple should set up its iCloud data centres outside the US.
Microsoft is currently fighting that case:
I disagree. If Apple lose the case they should relocate Apple outside the US.