Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to File Joint Motion Supporting Apple

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to File Joint Motion Supporting Apple

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Apple earlier today filed a motion to vacate the order from a judge that would force the company to create a modified version of its iPhone software. Now, several of the top tech companies in Silicon Valley plan on filing a joint motion to support Apple in its continued fight with law enforcement over unlocking an alleged terrorist's iPhone.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the top three tech companies, including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft plan to file a joint motion that supports Apple's efforts to protect the privacy of its customers. Sources say at least one other tech company plans to be included in the joint brief as well.

In addition, BuzzFeed News is reporting that Amazon, Twitter, and Box are also planning to file briefs as well, but it is unclear if it will join the combined filing or file separately. The "friend of the court" briefs (amicus curiae) involve those who are not directly involved in a lawsuit, but have a strong interest in the matter and offers information that could influence the case.

The deadline to file this "friend of the court" brief is March 3, and Apple is surely expecting more support from other technology companies and privacy groups who have already expressed their interest in this case.

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to File Joint Motion Supporting Apple
enderg - February 26, 2016 at 6:39pm
I guess people don't understand that if you do it to "one" iPhone you can do it to many or all of them. It's not that difficult of a concept, but many just don't get it.
Solution!? - February 26, 2016 at 6:16pm
Now take this w/ a grain of salt, but according to the debate last p.m.....All the FBI is really asking Apple to do is turn off the "memory wipe" feature on that particular phone. With the 'kill switch' turned off, the FBI can then just try codes until they get it right (BruteForce). We all know that there is a way it can be turned off because even one of the old JB tweaks gave a toggle to turn the Apple 'Kill switch' on/off years ago -- and that was not even Apple trying to do it. See...NO new IOS needed. No secret Backdoor. Problem solved!? I do think Apple is making this bigger than it needs to be, but why? Hmm???
iAmMe - February 27, 2016 at 1:15am
If it could be done, don't you think hackers wouldn't have done it already?
iPro Service - February 26, 2016 at 5:58pm
Fried of the court, eh?
MannyG - February 26, 2016 at 3:47pm
Unless we get a socialist president who will make everything the government's business.
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