Apple has made accusation against the US government for attempting to involve it in unsubstantiated and desperate claims.
It started when the US Department of Justice (DOJ) demanded to access data on their iPhone that is owned by San Bernardino gunman Rizwan Farook.
Appealing against a court of order, Apple unlocked the iPhone, terming it as unprecedented”
According to DOJ in its last court filling, Chia government access over 4,000 iPhones with the help of apple.
In California City, 14 people were killed by Mr. and Mrs. Farook last December before they were short fatally by the police.
Rights and Liberty
Apple is required to create “back door” to unlock Farook’s iPhone. This demand is made by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). The FBI says that the phone is suspected to contain crucial evidence but they are not able to break into it.
So far, apple has refused to cooperate with the court order, issued last month. Tim Cook, who is the company chief executive, previously termed the court order as a dangerous, chilling and also unprecedented one.
The apple argument is that the security hack that the government is asking for could be exploited by both the criminals and the government.
According to DOJ, the stand taken by Apple was corrosive to the institutions attempting to protect rights and liberty.
Bruce Sewell, the Apple’s lawyer said that the court submission by the DOJ is like an indictment. He added that everyone should beware since when you don’t agree with DOJ, you will be viewed as evil and American enemy and that is the truth
According to the prosecutors, it is clear in Apple’s data that in the first half of 2015, China demanded over 4,000 iPhone information from Apple and they were produced for 74% of data by that time.
Mr. Sewell went on to say that the current filing is based on a very thin source of new reports in order to inaccurately make suggestions that there was collusion between the china’s government and Apple in order to undermine the security of the iPhone buyers.
In its court filing, the DOJ claimed that the FBI investigation was attacked by Apple as shoddy ant attempted to view itself as Americans privacy guardian.
Against the original court order, apple has made an appeal that the constitutional rights of the company are being violated.