With Apple fighting the FBI about unlocking the San Bernardino’s shooters iPhone and creating a backdoor for the government to unlock all iPhones, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said today that his office will no longer provide iPhones to prosecutors and other employees.
“Apple’s refusal to cooperate with a legitimate law enforcement investigation to unlock a phone used by terrorists puts Apple on the side of terrorists instead of on the side of public safety,” Montgomery said. “Positioning their refusal to cooperate as having anything to do with privacy interests is a corporate PR stunt and ignores the Fourth Amendment protections afforded by our Constitution.”
Citing privacy concerns, Apple is standing up to the U.S government and the National Security Agency by not allowing them backdoor access to all iPhones.
With citizens around the nation using their iPhones for private conversations, photos, music, notes, calendars, contacts, finances and health, government access to iPhones could be viewed as an invasion of privacy.