As a very predictable development after Apple decided to give importance to security of iPhone and other Apple devices’ users, many internet users stands with the smartphone giant. One of the most controversial figure, Edward Snowden and other social media users on Facebook, Twitter rallied on Wednesday standing strong with the Apple Inc’s opposition to a U.S. court order to help federal prosecutor by unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s deadly attack in San Bernardino, California.
Apple stated that they are ready to help the govt in every possible manner but against the decision that they will decrypt the data of its users. Definitely, Apple has won billion hearts with their decision; being a user of almost every Apple product, I myself feel secure after this. In its public release, the company had stated ” The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”
Prominent technology writer and entrepreneur Anil Dash (@anildash) tweeted, “Apple showing exceptional leadership resisting demands to weaken its encryption.”
Indian Online Shopping Giant Co-Owner, Kunal Shah wrote “Excellent example on how to win customer trust.”
Ian Bremmer (@ianbremmer), the president of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm, tweeted, “Didn’t realize you can just oppose a judge’s order as if it was a request. #Apple #ThinkDifferent.”
Christopher Soghoian, privacy researcher and activist wrote “Reminder: The CIA & NSA have sunk money into developing methods to extract data from iPhones w/o Apple’s help. if the gov hacks the iPhone themselves, they don’t get the legal precedent they are so desperate to establish in this case.”
Edward Snowden wrote “”if anyone other than the user can get in, it’s not secure.” Manufacturer access is a vulnerability.”
Although many people are waiting for response of Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella on this case. As both the companies, Microsoft and Google were one of the most trusted companies by users.