Microsoft Doubles Support on Apple’s Venture for Unhackable Phone

Microsoft Doubles Support on Apple’s Venture for Unhackable Phone


Mar 2, 2016
microsoft on AppleMicrosoft had already shown its support for the ongoing legal battle and on Tuesday it continued its support in Apple’s ongoing legal battle with the Justice Department over helping to unlock a disputed iPhone used by a shooter during the San Bernardino attacks. This happened at the annual RSA Conference on cyber security when Microsoft chief legal counsel, Brad Smith reiterated the need for businesses to work together and speak up against the government’s call for easier access to encrypted data. Smith added “When it comes to security there is no technology that is more important than encryption”. “We need to make sure encryption technology remains strong.” However, Smith also noted that technology companies also occasionally comply with government requests to aid in terrorist investigations. In the days after the Paris terrorist attacks last fall, he said Microsoft received 14 court orders seeking information about the attack and stated that Microsoft had determined that they were lawful requests and then responded to all of them in an average “of under 30 minutes.” “We do play our role in the industry,” Smith said to emphasize his company’s cooperation with law enforcement. Apple alleges that a court order requiring it to build software that would more easily allow law enforcement to obtain data from a locked iPhone would undermine its efforts to encrypt customer data. It is to be noted that Microsoft MSFT 3.34% , along with Google GOOG 3.02% and other technology companies, has sided with Apple AAPL 3.97% in the case. Seems that the battle between the public and private sector over cyber security has united a handful of rivals including Microsoft and Apple.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger that records transactions across multiple computers. It ensures transparency, security, and immutability in data storage.
AR overlays digital information onto the real world through devices like smartphones or AR glasses, enhancing the user's perception of the environment.
IoT refers to the network of interconnected devices that communicate and share data. It enables smart homes, wearable tech, and efficient industrial processes.
AI involves creating computer systems capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. It includes machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision.
VR creates a simulated environment that users can interact with. It typically involves the use of VR headsets to provide an immersive experience.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and data from digital attacks. It includes measures like firewalls, antivirus software, and encryption.

Join our subscribers list to get the latest news and special offers.