The FBI has taken Apple to court to try and get the company to create a tool to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist.
The Government has said that this is a one of case, but we heard earlier that there are a total of 12 cases where they are looking to get Apple to unlock iPhones.
Many of the tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Twitter and many more have backed Apple and now former Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates is siding with the FBI.
Nobody’s talking about a backdoor so that’s not the right question. This is a specific case where the government is asking for information. They’re not asking for a general thing, they’re asking for a specific case.
Apple has access to the information and they’re just refusing to provide access and the courts will tell them whether to provide access of not. You shouldn’t call the access some special thing.
It’s no different than if anyone was ever able to tell the phone company to get information, or bank records, should anybody be able to get at bank records. There’s no difference. The government has come looking for a specific set of information.
It is interesting that Bill Gates has taken a different stance than many of the other leaders of technology companies.