Once again the tech giant Apple has proved that how much they are concerned about the privacy of its users, and they will never break the users’ security for government officials.
Yes, on Monday when an U.S Federal Judge asked Apple to unlock an iPhone, the answer was: Sorry, Nobody can do this! Neither we, nor you. Apple said that it is impossible to access the data stored on an encrypted or locked iPhone that runs on iOS 8 and above versions.
All this happened when an U.S federal judge, who is requested by Justice Department to force Apple to unlock and extract the data from the encrypted iPhone. However, Apple also added that it has the technical ability to unlock the encrypted iPhone running on older Operating system.
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The further hearing on this case is to be expected on Friday, which will decide if the company can be forced to help the Federal agencies to unlock the encrypted iPhone.
On Monday, Apple said “In most cases now and in the future, the government’s requested order would be substantially burdensome, as it would be impossible to perform. For devices running iOS 8 or higher, [the company] wouldn’t have the technical ability to do what the government requests – take possession of a password protected device from the government and extract unencrypted user data from that device for the government. Among the security features in iOS 8 is a feature that prevents anyone without the device’s passcode from accessing the device’s encrypted data. This includes Apple.”
I hope the company will remain on its statement and will not break the promise it has made with its users.
In the privacy commitment the CEO Tim Cook wrote “Finally, I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.”
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