Tim Cook refuses to build a backdoor in iOS for the FBI.
A Message to Our Customers • 2016 Feb 16 • Tim Cook • Apple
The thing is, a backdoor like this wouldn’t just help law enforcement. It would help whoever got their hands on the modified OS.
While I’m sure they would take extreme precautions to keep that from happening, I would not be surprised if it got out in the wild, leaving all our personal data wide open to unscrupulous forces.
Apple Opposes Judge’s Order To Help FBI Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone • 2016 Feb 17 • Marie Andrusewicz • NPR