Apple has rejected the request of US Attorney General William Barr to unlock the phone of the alleged shooter who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida, according to The New York Times.
The company objected to the versions of lack of substantive collaboration, arguing through a statement that its responses to the many requests [made] since the attack have been timely, thorough and continuous.
We respond to each request promptly, often in a matter of hours, sharing information with the FBI offices in Jacksonville, Pensacola and New York. The consultations resulted in many gigabytes of information that we delivered to the researchers. In each case, we responded with all the information we had, he said.
According to the report of Digital Trends, the firm insisted that there are no back doors to violate their phones. According to Apple, creating a portal for authorities to violate the security of a mobile device will mean providing a means for criminals to do so as well.
In 2016, the company today led by Tim Cook rejected a court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the two suspects in the San Bernardino, California massacre, which killed 14 people. Subsequently, the FBI paid around $ 1 million to an Israeli private company to access the terminal.
Since that episode, complement the same medium, the debate on the back doors is open. Its last chapter had been written at the end of 2019, when authorities from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom asked the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, to give up their plans to encrypt the Messenger application communications, in the event of the need to access to them by the police.