Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Apple calls on Congress to form committee for privacy issues - The Boston Globe

Bottom line: "The case could eventually reach the Supreme Court." Also see Mark Zuckerberg Backs Apple in Its Refusal to Unlock iPhone (NYT) and Bill Gates Sides With Government in Apple Clash, FT Says (Bloomberg Business); the latter notes "His opinion appeared to diverge from his own company, part of an industry coalition that backed Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s warning that building backdoors into mobile software sets a dangerous precedent."
"Apple Inc. said the government should withdraw its court order requiring the company to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, and instead asked that US lawmakers form an expert commission to discuss the implications for privacy, freedom, and national security.

The company would “gladly participate” in such an effort, which has been suggested by some in Congress, Apple said on its website Monday."
Apple calls on Congress to form committee for privacy issues - The Boston Globe
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