Apple does not intend to provide the US authorities with access to the information of users of its gadgets permanently but is ready to cooperate in investigations. This is stated in the company’s statement.
Earlier, the head of the US Department of justice, William Barr, called Apple’s decision not to provide access to law enforcement data on their smartphones dangerous and unacceptable. According to him, because of this refusal, the FBI had to hack two smartphones of the iPhone of Saudi serviceman Mohammed al-Shamrani, who in December last year killed three people on the territory of the US Navy airbase Pensacola in Florida.
In turn, Apple said that after the incident in Pensacola provided the FBI with all available information and actively cooperated with the investigation.
“Deliberately false claims about our company serve as an excuse to weaken encryption and other security measures that protect millions of users and the national security of our country,” Apple said.
The company does not consider it appropriate to allow the authorities to have access to user information permanently. If such an opportunity is provided, it will inevitably be used by hackers, the Corporation noted. “We sell the same iPhone everywhere, we don’t store user passwords, so we can’t unlock password-protected devices,” the statement said.