“Tech giants are gathering in Apple’s corner over the Silicon Valley giant’s battle with the federal government,” Marco della Cava reports for USA Today.
“Google, Facebook and Twitter are part of a coalition that will file an unsolicited amicus brief on behalf of Apple,” della Cava reports. “Microsoft declined to comment on whether it was part of the group, but spokesman Rian Lawson confirmed the company intends to file a brief. The joint amicus brief is expected to be filed next week, according to representatives from the other three companies, who who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.”
“The Electronic Frontier Foundation is among those planning to file an amicus brief, which refers to an unsolicited ‘friend of the court’ opinion,” della Cava reports. “Also planning to file are the American Civil Liberties Union, whose staff attorney Alex Abdo said in a statement that ‘the government’s request also risks setting a dangerous precedent. If the FBI can force Apple to hack into its customers’ devices, then so too can every repressive regime in the rest of the world.’ Amnesty International is taking similar action…”
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MacDailyNews Take: This will help some currently rather confused American citizens to see the light.
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