March 14, 2016
The Department of Justice (DoJ) has warned Apple that it may force the tech giant for handing over the source code to the complete operating system if it does not help the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone.
Apple is battling with the FBI over iPhone encryption case. The federal investigators needs Apple’s assistance to unlock an iPhone 5C belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.
However, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said explicitly that providing a backdoor would likely open up the company’s iPhones to not just the federal agents, but also to malicious hackers who could use it for evil purposes.