Apple’s Standoff with the FBI: Will Consumer Privacy Prevail? – [email protected]
A request by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for help from
Apple to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist has quickly grown into
full scale battle. The FBI’s argument of enhancing national security is
countered by the technology industry’s fears that a one-off software
backdoor could set a precedent for more such demands, compromising
consumers’ security and privacy, and negatively impacting business.
According to experts, the FBI’s case is on uncertain legal ground and
the agency ought to empower itself with Congressional backing and
in-house resources to cope with technological obstacles such as the one
in the latest case.