Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agent that leaked pages of previously classified NSA documents, believes that Apple’s iPhone has special software that authorities can remotely activate to gather info about the phone user.
Snowden may not be too far off on that theory… As it appears that Apple has banned an iPhone app that would let you know if you were being spied on…This app basically told you if there was software running on your phone or malware detected. This became an even larger fuss during the San Bernardino Shooting investigation.
In the aftermath of the San Bernardino shootings, Apple refused to unlock one of the shooters phones for the FBI. Apple resisted and stated they did not currently have a ‘backdoor’ into users phones.
Spawning a legal battle between Apple and the government, the resolution came from an unnamed third party, who was able to open the iphone without damaging it’s contents.
Apple felt this could set a dangerous precedent, allowing the US government control over privacy. Though, by not allowing users to track potential malware aren’t they controlling the user’s privacy too?!
Apple’s head of service, Eddy Cue worries that the government will want Apple to infiltrate their users cameras, microphones, etc., which removes the user’s privacy, the government and FBI could monitor everybody’s lives if Apple gives in and unlocks phones.
What do you think? Should Apple unlock the phones for the government during a crime? Should Apple allow it’s users to track malware or software? Leave a comment!