Apple’s entire argument against the FBI unlock demand justified in one Tweet
Look, Apple thinks we deserve to maintain privacy against the prying eyes of governments, particularly because you cannot really control who is in charge of which government, and not every government is good.
This has caused all kinds of trouble for the company, with CEO Tim Cook coming in for particular attention from some quarters. There is a lot at stake, but one key argument is that in providing a key to law enforcement in the US, Apple would also be providing that same key to every government and every criminal as it leaked over time.
The NSA, FBI and others have argued that this would never happen.
It already did when hacking tools created by the NSA leaked last week. These tools are now being auctioned to the highest bidder. Today, as spotted by 9to5Mac, Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union put the smack down on all of it.
Here is that Tweet in full.
Apple: If we're forced to build a tool to hack iPhones, someone will steal it.
Russia: We just published NSA's hacking tools
— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) August 17, 2016
Protect your privacy.