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Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.
The FBI may use different words to describe this tool, but make no mistake: Building a version of iOS that bypasses security in this way would undeniably create a backdoor. And while the government may argue that its use would be limited to this case, there is no way to guarantee such control.
They said they have cooperated and even sent Apple staff to help the FBI with that individual iPhone, they are just refusing to design a backdoor into iOS for future fishing expeditions. When foreign repressive governments get their hands on the backdoor exploit (and they would, it would never exist in safety once it was known to exist) how many good people could be imprisoned or killed?
Only a fool would believe any government claiming this.And while the government may argue that its use would be limited to this case
The wrong people would include various branches of the US government.Any backdoor is bad, the wrong people will end up utilising it.
Not everyone simply compromises principles.