Thursday, March 17, 2016

Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist - The New York Times

Later in the article: "“It’s an independent culture and a rebellious one,” said Jean-Louis Gassée, a venture capitalist who was once an engineering manager at Apple. “If the government tries to compel testimony or action from these engineers, good luck with that.”"

"If the F.B.I. wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers.

Apple employees are already discussing what they will do if ordered to help law enforcement authorities. Some say they may balk at the work, while others may even quit their high-paying jobs rather than undermine the security of the software they have already created, according to more than a half-dozen current and former Apple employees."
Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist - The New York Times
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