Do you remember the legal conflict between the FBI and Apple that emerged a few weeks ago? The FBI sued Apple after the company refused to cooperate with the National Security to unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone, one of the authors of the shootings in San Bernardino, California.
Apple showed its arrogant side, believing that no one would be able to unlock the iPhone and get the terrorist’s data. Huge companies, such as Facebook, Whatsapp, Google or Microsoft positioned themselves on Apple’s side. However, the FBI managed to unlock the phone, apparently thanks to Cellebrite, an Israeli company subsidiary of the Japanese company Sun Corporation. Apparently the FBI has withdrawn the lawsuit after retrieving the information they wanted.
The Israeli company has Apple’s best-kept secret. Apple’s lawyers and engineers are trying to figure out how the FBI was able to unlock the phone, to prevent it from happening again and thus recover its prestige on the security of the phones.
Would Apple users have understood that beyond the personal privacy of each user is the National Security?