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  • Facebook and Twitter Announce Support for Apple in Backdoor Dispute With FBI
    Today tech giants, Facebook and Twitter has joined the ranks of a growing number of tech companies announcing support for Apple's big decision to oppose a government order that would require it to weaken the security of its iOS devices.

    The FBI however is demanding Apple create a version of it's iOS which allows a backdoor to their iOS devices which would mean that it would let the FBI crack the passcode of the iPhone 5c used by San Bernandino shooter Syed Farook, something Apple has called a "Dangerous Precedent" in an open letter posted online.

    Facebook has announced support through a statement shared with USA Today, which says the company will "fight aggressively" against the government requirements to weaken security. Facebook says the FBI's demands "would create a chilling precedent."

    "We condemn terrorism and have total solidarity with victims of terror. Those who seek to praise, promote, or plan terrorist acts have no place on our services. We also appreciate the difficult and essential work of law enforcement to keep people safe," the statement reads. "When we receive lawful requests from these authorities we comply. However, we will continue to fight aggressively against requirements for companies to weaken the security of their systems. These demands would create a chilling precedent and obstruct companies' efforts to secure their products."
    The dispute between Apple and the FBI centers around the FBI's request for a new version of iOS that would disable certain passcode security features on the shooter's iPhone 5c. The FBI has made three demands of Apple, which are as follows:

    1. Eliminate the auto-erase function that wipes an iPhone if the wrong passcode is entered 10 times.
    2. Eliminate the delay that locks the FBI out of the iPhone if the wrong passcode is entered too many times in a row.
    3. Implement a method that would allow the FBI to electronically enter a passcode using software.


    Apple has gained a number of backers over the course of the last few days. Google CEO Sundar Pichai previously announced support for Apple, calling the FBI's request a "troubling precedent" in a statement released yesterday. Apple also has the support of WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum and several advocacy groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Apple customers have created petitions and are attending rallies held in support of Apple's willingness to fight for privacy protections.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook and Twitter Announce Support for Apple in Backdoor Dispute With FBI started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Just thought Iíd point this out.

      Quote Originally Posted by Caiden Spencer;7354234[LIST=1 View Post
      [*][*]Eliminate the auto-erase function that wipes an iPhone if the wrong passcode is entered 10 times. [*]Eliminate the delay that locks the FBI out of the iPhone if the wrong passcode is entered too many times in a row. [*]Implement a method that would allow the FBI to electronically enter a passcode using software. [/LIST]
      Edit: I donít see it showing up for some reason, but your list is formatted wrong.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      Just thought Iíd point this out.



      Edit: I donít see it showing up for some reason, but your list is formatted wrong.
      Hi SpiderManAPV

      I don't see this error?
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Your list has a blank number one.