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    In a lengthy interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that the repercussions of complying with FBI requests to build an iOS backdoor don't end with one smartphone, but instead have implications that ripple far beyond to hundreds of millions of iOS device owners.



    In questioning Cook, Muir first addressed public opinion, which relates the ongoing encryption debate directly and solely with 14 people who lost their lives in last year's San Bernardino terrorist attack. Cook, however, remained resolute in his stance that creating a software workaround endangers hundreds of millions of Apple customers.



    "It's not like we have information on this phone in the next office over. We have no other information on this phone. None, the only way we know to get additional information is to write software that is the software equivalent of cancer. That is what is at stake here."
    Tim Cook stated.

    Put more succinctly, Cook said "the future is at stake" in Apple's legal battle for user privacy.

    When asked about FBI Director James Comey's public statements regarding a one-device workaround, Cook elaborated on the slippery slope argument. If Apple were compelled to build the software requested, it might later be forced to create other intrusive tools like an operating system for surveillance, or code that turns on an iPhone's camera without a user's knowledge, Cook said. These dangers, while intangible at this point, pose a very real threat to the public at large.

    "I don't know where this stops, but this should not be happening in this country. This is not what should be happening in America, adding that if an encryption law is to be instated, it should first be debated in Congress.
    Muir asked why Apple and the FBI were unable to cooperate on the matter earlier, perhaps in a secret lab akin to those used to develop next-generation devices. In response, Cook said that while he can't comment of FBI tactics, the agency chose to take its fight into the public realm. Last week Apple was ordered by a federal magistrate judge to comply with FBI requests for assistance in unlocking an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook.

    Pressed further on the issue, the Apple chief boiled down the debate into one of principle.

    "In a perfect world where none of the implications that I'm talking about exist, yes, we would do it we would obviously do it," Cook said. "But we don't live in a perfect world."
    This article was originally published in forum thread: FBI is asking Apple to create 'software equivalent of cancer' says Apple's CEO started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. todomz's Avatar
      todomz -
      Awesome! Simply Awesome! What the Feds are trying to do is a violation of rights which have been violated sense 9/11 with the patriot act.
      T. Panic!
    1. Coolvan's Avatar
      Coolvan -
      I dont see why Apple cannot take that particular phone into their lab, along with FBI supervisors to maintain the legal chain of accountability, and unlock it. That way th FBI has their info, Apple complies, maintains integrity, and does not have to create a generally usable backdoor.
    1. skipccc@gmail.com's Avatar
      [email protected] -
      In an environment where all these lawyers are talking through lawyers of their own I am fully in support of Apple and the publics security. It is amazing the our only privacy comes down to a device you can hide in one hand and the powers that be don't even want us to have that. Apple can't get caught selling out on this, it is a matter of principle and someone from Apple, maybe the CEO, MAY HAVE TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and go to jail for refusing to sell out. This action is on its way there so it may as well do it on this one.
    1. SmurfedYoMom's Avatar
      SmurfedYoMom -
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolvan View Post
      I dont see why Apple cannot take that particular phone into their lab, along with FBI supervisors to maintain the legal chain of accountability, and unlock it. That way th FBI has their info, Apple complies, maintains integrity, and does not have to create a generally usable backdoor.
      Its not as easy as you put it and you are not seeing the big picture here... Could they do that, Yes BUT thats not what the Fbi wants. They want a software that will give them backdoor access to the phone if they are given such a tool knowing how our government is and what sneaky ******s they are they will abuse it and use it whenever they would like and thats what apple is trying to defend us from. Its not only the FBI that wants it. Cia, dea, even the nypd are obsessively trying to get there hands and praying that this goes thru. I hope that it doesnt because if it does itll truly be the end we will have no privacy or protection as citizens
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Quote Originally Posted by SmurfedYoMom View Post
      Its not as easy as you put it and you are not seeing the big picture here... Could they do that, Yes BUT thats not what the Fbi wants. They want a software that will give them backdoor access to the phone
      This is complete and under hype made up most likely by conspiracy theorist folks. I've challenged every person making this claim so far to provide proof of this assertion - and none have been able to so far. So I'll challenge you to the same.

      Have you read the court order? Do you actually know the facts of the case? Try not to buy into Apple's attempt to control the narrative here. I'm an Apple fan - but they've handled this thing so poorly. There's no back door the Feds are asking for in iOS. They ONLY want Apple to turn off the auto erase function on this 1 phone (well, along with 185 other Fed case phones) long enough for the Federal password finding tool to work. Then the phone can be re-locked. Feds have not asked for any perpetually open back door on all phones or a new opening in the iOS all of us use. That's s total fabrication and invention of the Internet world and Apple's attempt to spin a narrative. Cook is propagating a fallacy. I wish he would stop.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      You are being extremely nearsighted if you don't think this will snowball past this "one phone" issue. They will not give up until they get more. Then Apple will be asked by other countries to do the same. So maybe China has them bypass the security so they can get into phones that have information on it that they can use against us. So where does it stop? Cook is doing all that he can to safeguard our security. I wish that the FBI and the AG felt the same. Besides let's be real here, there's nothing on that phone anyway. There wasn't anything on their personal phones, why would there be any useful data on his work phone. This is all just a stepping stone to get what they are ultimately after. The ability to obtain any data they want. They already got the patriot act, I'm done with giving up my rights for any reason.
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Interesting conspiracy theories, dude. Baseless.. but...

      Agree to disagree about what could be on the phone.. And where's your proof they didn't find other data on the other phones? More Cook spin?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      You must be new to this country, welcome!

      The FBI admitted that there wasn't anything that helped their investigation. But they think that the iPhone has pertinent data. Why did the FBI go this route with the outcry to the public? These issues are usually handled in closed door sessions.

      So thinking that other governments will want the same treatment is a conspiracy theory? The Patriot Act wasn't unconstitutional? Who's spouting theories now?

      I love your passion that you believe that the government does everything in our best interest and would never violate our rights, but seriously? Funny how Apple won their NY case, finally a judge that sees the big picture. So how can 2 judges view the same laws in totally opposite directions? You believe the AG that "thousands of companies a day" are complying to court orders? Who's fear mongering now?
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      Hey if Apple wins fair and square in a legal battle - good for them! If they'd lost they'd be compelled to give the FBI what they asked. So they won this round and we're all unsafer because of Apple's fear mongering and needless obstruction.

      They've been effective in spinning a narrative that hurts all Americans. And I'm ashamed to be an Apple supporter today.

      Yes, total conspiracy theory nonsense. But today Apple won. So enjoy the rallying cry of the blind masses, bro.. Another thread I need to leave..

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