Since the FBI is insisting that Apple inc helps in breaking into San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C which the company CEO Tim Cook had found to be absurd and thus had refused in the name of security to do. Now, the entire world is listening and watching on whatever the outcome will be whether Apple will breakable by the Fed or if the people even supports the government’s opinions. This live question was issued out and Apple’s General Counsel Bruce Sewell raised it again at Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
“I think that the world is watching what happens right now in our government and what happens even right now with respect to this particular debate,”
“Our ability to maintain a consistent position around the world, our ability to say we will not compromise the safety and security of any of our users around the world, is substantially weakened if we are forced to make that compromise here in our own country.”
Sewell told the committee.
There has been significant speculation as whether the tech firm has cooperated with similar demands especially in China. Steward Baker a former NSA General Counsel had raised the issue in a recent post suggesting that Apple’s current privacy stance was hypocritical in light of previous interactions with the Chinese government. Apple’s General Counsel rejected such claims.
“To date we have not had demands like this from any other country,”
“The only place we’re having this debate is in our own country. But if we are ordered to do this, it will be a hot minute before we get those requests from other places.”
he told the committee.
In a recent call with reporters, senior Apple executives confirmed that impression, stating unequivocally that Apple has never complied with a government request to sign software.