Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tech Rallies to Apple’s Defense, but Not Without Some Hand-Wringing - The New York Times

Probably not what the FBI anticipated; also see Apple Digs In for Long Fight: 'There Is No Middle Ground' (Bloomberg Business)
"Those misgivings ultimately did not win the day. About 40 companies and organizations are expected to file court briefs on Thursday backing Apple as it fights a judge’s order to help law enforcement break into an iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack last year. 
Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Snapchat and Yahoo are among the tech companies expected to sign on to briefs in the case, according to people with knowledge of the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity. More than 40 individuals, including prominent security experts and academics, are also planning to sign briefs, which will focus on themes like free speech, the importance of encryption and concerns about government overreach."
Tech Rallies to Apple’s Defense, but Not Without Some Hand-Wringing - The New York Times
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