Apple has been at odds with the FBI lately over the tech giant’s refusal to allow law enforcement to access a suspected terrorist’s iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wrote open letter on the matter, what the Department of Justice wants them to do is create a “backdoor,” which would put the security of millions of iPhones at risk. Apple says they have complied the best they could with the FBI but refuse to put the security of their users at risk.
Today, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg weighed in, extending his support to Apple in the matter. While speaking at the Mobile World Congress conference in Spain, he shared:
We’re sympathetic with Apple on this one. I expect it’s not the right thing to try to block that from the mainstream products people want to use. And I think it’s not going to be the right regulatory or economic policy to put in place.
The entire issue was brought to the forefront after a U.S. federal judge ordered that Apple assist the FBI in accessing data on an iPhone used by one of the attackers in the shooting that took place in San Bernardino, CA late last year.