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US Department of Justice: iPhone encryption or loss of life

via:威锋网     time:2017/11/11 11:30:53     readed:261

Between technology companies and the government about the privacy and security of the debate appears again in front of the public. The U.S. Justice Department Vice Minister Rod Rosenstein (Rod Rosenstein) this week in Washington "observer comments > that Apple Corp stand in encryption may lead to loss of life.

Before Rosenstein's comments, there were reports that the closest church shooter in Texas had used an iPhone that might not be accessible to the government. The high-level official believes that rational people do not think the authorities should not be able to access the gunner's cell phone.


Rosenstein said: "When you shoot dozens of innocent U.S. citizens, we want law enforcement agencies to investigate your communications records and store data," he added. "We need to know something."


"No rational person questions our right to access the phone, but Apple claims that they deliberately designed the operating system so that the company can not open the phone even with a federal judge's order," Rosenstein said. "Ultimately, Federal investigators may be able to access the criminal iPhone. "


In fact, the issue is far more complicated than simply allowing the authorities to visit a bad guy's iPhone. Apple believes Apple can not build a back door for its government in its software and ensures that all other customers' data is kept confidential.


This debate did not begin during Trump's administration. Last year during Obama's administration, when the FBI called for an iPhone to visit the San Bernardino shooter, Apple publicly defended its position while acknowledging the complexity of the issue.


Although this case has never been sufficiently verified by the legal system, we may see similar incidents in the future. In the Texas gunman's case, there are reports that the FBI may have missed the opportunity to unlock the gunner iPhone. Apple responded to this report by actively contacting the FBI to help provide any possible help.

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