A Message to Our Customers
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.apple.com
This is an important letter from Tim Cook of Apple that is quickly making the rounds, and rightly so. To sum it up, the US Government has asked Apple to create a "back door" to be able to access anyone’s iPhone for security purposes. The government claims that it’s for a one-time use, but Cook points out that having that kind of software could still easily be used again, despite promises to the contrary, and that can exploit everyone–including those not using Apple devices.
Based on the principle of protecting EVERYONE’s privacy, Apple is declining this request. The general consensus, after reading this letter to Apple customers, has been that this is a positive move for all, and I concur with the general consensus.
What do you think? Is Cook right or wrong for taking this stance? Include your comments below.