Silicon Valley stalwarts Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter are joining forces to offer legal support to Apple in the battle with Department of Justice over iPhone backdoor case.
The aforementioned companies are coming together to file court motions in support of Apple. On one hand Google and Facebook will file separate court briefs while Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter will file an amicus brief to support Apple. Yahoo also said it will also be filing a brief in support of Apple. To offer you a quick flashback, the federal government had demanded Apple to break into an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino gunmen and access the data. This demand was rejected by Apple CEO Tim Cook saying the company will not create a backdoor for iPhone
BREAKING: Google & Facebook to file court motions supporting Apple – DJ, citing sources
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Apple filed a motion on Thursday to vacate the order compelling it to create software that would allow FBI agents access to the iPhone used in the San Bernardino, terrorist attacks. The move from the tech giants uniting suggests that they care about the principles of privacy.