Unlocking iPhone Would Leave Millions Exposed, Apple To Tell Congress

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Unlocking iPhone Would Leave Millions Exposed, Apple To Tell Congress

Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell reiterated the tech giant's stance that the FBI's request to help access the phone "would set a dangerous precedent for government intrusion on the privacy and safety of its citizens."


WASHINGTON:  Unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters would leave hundreds of millions of Apple Inc device owners vulnerable to cyber criminals and other hackers, the company's top lawyer is expected to tell US lawmakers on Tuesday.

In written testimony to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee released today, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell reiterated the tech giant's stance that the FBI's request to help access the phone "would set a dangerous precedent for government intrusion on the privacy and safety of its citizens."

 
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