Apple to Argue Case to Congress

A worker tries to repair an iPhone in a repair store in New York
A worker tries to repair an iPhone in a repair store in New York, February 17, 2016. A court order demanding that Apple Inc help the U.S. government unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters opens a new chapter in the legal, political and technological fight pitting law enforcement against civil liberties advocates and major tech companies. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX27FN5

According to the Associated Press, Apple will bring its case against the F.B.I to the attention of federal judges. It is believed that Apple wants their case to go to Congress. Apple refused the F.B.I from pressuring them into creating a backdoor to their OS.

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Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of Apple’s attorneys, informed the news wire of their arguments against the F.B.I’s ‘proposal’. It violates the powers granted to the government under the All Writs Act.

In addition to this, Bloomberg asserts that they will claim “code should be protected as speech”.

Apple is treating this conundrum with the utmost gravity and cleverness. Not only will this step give Apple more control, more so than in the courtroom, but also a substantial amount of time. Congress is typically slow to settle cases. Tim Cook previously noted he would favour the formation of a government commission to end the dispute.

Apple is filing their documents with the court this week. However, updates are bound to appear, since this matter is far from over.

[Via AP]

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