Apple Victorious Against FBI
A judge in New York, United States, ruled that Apple can not be forced to give the FBI access code to an iPhone linked to a drug trafficking case, in a decision that many have inevitably connected to another case of higher profile: the San Bernardino iPhone.
The FBI demanded that Apple unblock and grant access to the iPhone of Rizwan Syed Farook, who allegedly killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, last December.
“This case is about much more than a single phone or a single investigation, so when we received the government’s order we knew we had to speak out,”Tim Cook said in an email to employees.
The US Department of Justice New York seems to strengthen Apple’s position.
“At stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people and setting a dangerous precedent that threatens everyone’s civil liberties,” Cook said.
“Ultimately, the question to be answered in this matter, and in others like it across the country, is not whether the government should be able to force Apple to help it unlock a specific device,” he wrote in his 50-page ruling today. “It is instead whether the All Writs Act resolves that issue and many others like it yet to come…I conclude that it does not.” Judge Orenstein explained.