Google, Facebook and Twitter will reportedly file court motions supporting Apple in fight with FBI
Google and Facebook will both reportedly put their official support on Apple's side in its current fight against the FBI.
According to The Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft president Brad Smith said earlier today his company will be filing its own amicus brief supporting Apple in this case.
Update: According to Re/Code, Twitter is planning to throw its support behind Apple with a legal filing as well. The report also mentions that the coalition of tech supporters may file one amicus brief together, rather than as individuals.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
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My employer hands out phones. Passwords need to be submitted and they have software on the phones too to monitor use. Don't create a policy then complain to Apple that the employee didn't follow it. Posted via the Android Central App
Scenario 2 (the more likely): The FBI cannot crack the iPhone, as it would take more money to develop a crack than took to create the encryption (somewhat). It's fair to assume that the icloud account for the phone in question was deliberately reset so the FBI would have a foot-in-the-door excuse to ask for asssistance. If Apple submit, not only does Apple lose, but everyone loses.
The terrorists involved in the incident are dead- end of the line pretty much for this case. Therefore there is even less weight on this ridiculous call for Apple to help break into the device just for the minor possibility it may contain information on other individuals or cells that may carry out an attack in future.
The FBI is just going to have to suck it up and accept that they cannot have their own way this time, and are going to lose on this one.