CNET: Tim Cook hits back at ‘chilling’ order for iPhone ‘backdoor’.
Apple CEO Tim Cook denounced a federal judge’s order to crack open an iPhone used by a terrorist, calling the situation “chilling” and saying it would deal a major setback to online privacy for all.
To hack the phone, the FBI wants Apple to build a new version of its iOS software that Cook claims bypasses the iPhone’s security features and creates “the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.”
“The US government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create,” Cook wrote in an open letter posted on Apple’s website. “They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.” MORE