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Apple versus the FBI: The moral maze behind the security backdoor

Apple has claimed that it contacted the FBI immediately after the recent shooting in Texas that left 26 dead to help the Bureau extract information from the gunman’s phone.

The FBI originally implied frustration with the tech giant  when FBI special agent Christopher Combs railed against industry standard encryption as an impediment to law enforcement accessing data that could aid criminal investigations.

Apple has resisted pressure from the US government to create custom code designed to allow the government easy access – referred to as a security backdoor – to iPhone user data.

Following the San Bernardino mass shooting in December 2015 Magistrate Judge Sheri Pymof ordered Apple to help the FBI access the iPhone owned by one of the gunmen, Syed Rizwan Farook.

The following infographic, which was designed by he New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online Masters in Computer Science program, explores the tension between the need to identify criminals and trace their movements and activities and protect iPhone users from instrusion into their privacy by their own and foreign governments.


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The situation is rather ambiguous. On the one hand, an obstacle to the government can cause serious consequences, since a serious problem is being solved here, namely the situation of mass shooting with numerous victims. On the other hand, if you give access to a certain sphere of society, then there will be no feeling that your data is inviolable.
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