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Microsoft takes Apple’s side in iPhone dispute with FBI

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Microsoft is “wholeheartedly” siding with Apple in its battle with the FBI over unlocking a terrorist’s iPhone.

    “We at Microsoft support Apple and will be filing an amicus brief next week,” Microsoft president Brad Smith said Thursday.

    Smith’s comments came at a congressional hearing on the laws governing data transfers across borders, and government requests for that information.

    Microsoft had previously not weighed in on the high-profile issue surrounding an iPhone used by one of the terrorists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino. A judge ordered Apple to unlock the phone so the FBI could examine its contents, but Apple has refused, saying that to do so would create a dangerous “backdoor” into the technology.