Apple Inc. has officially opposed to the refused to accept the order to create a backdoor in iOS. This means that they are directly undermining the orders from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s court. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Court demanded Apple Inc. to create a backdoor in iOS in order to facilitate an investigation regarding an act of terrorism in San Bernardino, California. But the company refused to create the backdoor for the government keeping the privacy of the user’s in mind.
The order was not taken into consideration by Apple Inc. as it threatened the user’s privacy and theb security of the user. The court had asked Apple Inc. to create a backdoor in iOS comprehending to the All Writs Act of 1789. The act allows the federal agency to expand its authority. The federal agency asked Apple Inc. to create a new operating system, where in it would be easy to bypass the security codes. Brute Force attack could be used with millions of possibilities being implemented per second enabling, quicker response with regards to unlocking the device.
But Apple Inc. CEO, Tim Cook stated that allowing the FBI to have a backdoor, would lead to a threat over the user’s privacy. The impact of the backdoor would go way beyond what the FBI is thinking off right now. He also added that they cannot allow anybody to reach anybody’s personal data and analyze it.
Cook clearly mentioned that Apple Inc. does not sympathize with terrorists. Creating a backdoor would mean an end to an individual’s privacy and it is a huge decision to take. He precisely stated, “The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone’s microphone or camera without your knowledge.”