Friday, March 11 2016 12:29 EET
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FBI intends to turn iPhone into surveillance device
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The FBI insists Apple should turn cameras and microphones of its smartphones into surveillance devices.

Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue says that the FBI can win the case against the company. If so, San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone 5C will be unlocked, which, in its turn, will put into effect the government’s decision to make Apple’s smartphones spy on the company’s users.

The point is that the FBI has claimed Apple must introduce software that evades some security features of the company so that law enforcement can get an access to the password of the killer’s iPhone.

However, Apple is sure that creation of such a modification can be dangerous as it leads to gaps in the company’s security.

Cue said that one day the government would require using Apple’s camera or microphone in order to invade users’ privacy. Such spying can further become widespread in different areas of activities – from taxes to migration crisis.

Edward Snowden has noted that the FBI’s idea that it is only within Apple’s power to unlock the smartphone is stupid. At the same time, other security experts claim that in case Apple fulfills the FBI’s request, this will be nothing but a gamble.

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