After the demands of some US leaders, Apple has again defended its choice to offer strong end-to-end encryption on the iPhone, to make it impossible for Apple to access the personal data stored on the iPhone.
Yesterday, Apple and Facebook received a request from the American Snat judicial commission to find a way to make the crypts available to the police during an investigation. You have to find a way to do it or we will do it for you said Lindsey Graham. You'll find a way to do it or we'll do it for you said Lindsey Graham. We will not live in a world where a group of pedophiles will have a haven of peace to practice their profession. Point. End of the discussion .Graham herself then gave way to contradictory statements, when she said that on the one hand she appreciates the fact that people can not hack my phone , but at the same time ask Apple to create a vulnerability risk to help the police.
When they get a warrant or court order, I want the government to search and find all the relevant information said Graham. There is no place in the US law to be safe from a crime investigation … I do not intend to create a safe haven for criminals in which they can plan their misdeeds and store information in a place where law enforcement can never access .
Manhattan attorney Cyrus Vance, a long-time opponent of iPhone cryptography, has also increased: About 82% of the devices seized are blocked: four years ago, it was 60%. About half of them are Apple devices. By using technology, we are able to unlock about half of the devices, so there are around 300,400 phones a year that we can not access with the technology we have. There are many, many serious cases in which we can not access the device in the fundamental period to resolve an investigation .
Apple, responsible for user privacy, Erik Neuenschwander, said Apple will continue to work with law enforcement, citing the investigators' 127,000 requests for help from the Apple team, which includes alumni law enforcement officials, in the last seven years. this is in addition to thousands of emergency requests that Apple has typically responded to within 20 minutes. We will continue to work with the police because we have to find ways to do it said Neuenschwander. We have a team of professionals who work daily with law enforcement .
Although it does not go into detail, this statement refers to Apple's granting access to iCloud backups. Although Apple does not have the ability to access the data stored on the iPhone, it has keys for iCloud crypts backups, so it can decrypt them.
Responding to the removal of advanced encryption by the iPhone, Neuenschwander said there was no safe way to do it: In the end, we believe that cryptography is making us all safer and we have not found a way to provide access to users' devices that would not weaken the security of all.