Craig Federighi writes op-ed on Apple/FBI encryption battle: ‘to slow our pace … puts everyone at risk’

As part of Apple’s continuing quest to raise support for its side of the Apple/FBI iPhone encryption backdoor debate, Craig Federighi has written an opinion piece in The Washington Post. Unsurprisingly, the Apple executive repeats much of the arguments Apple has already made, indicating that hampering security efforts in technology is counterproductive:

To get around Apple’s safeguards, the FBI wants us to create a backdoor in the form of special software that bypasses passcode protections, intentionally creating a vulnerability that would let the government force its way into an iPhone. Once created, this software — which law enforcement has conceded it wants to apply to many iPhones — would become a weakness that hackers and criminals could use to wreak havoc on the privacy and personal safety of us all.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, FBI, Federighi, security encryption
Source: 9to5 Mac