Tim Cook’s letter to customers

One of my Facebook friends posted the link to this interesting Tim Cook’s letter to Apple’s customers.

I am shocked by these two paragraphs:

…now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.

Despite the NSA news stories, I found it hard to believe any high profile technology company having backdoors in their software. Or governments forcing technology companies to introduce backdoors. I thought all that is blown out of proportion and dramatic.

Now I believe governments can do this and have actually done this.

What do you think?

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