You might have heard by now that one of the biggest tech companies on the planet and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are at an impasse. Apple is fully opposed to the FBI’s demands and it fighting the bureau on multiple legal fronts so as to not set a precedent. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has weighed in on the Apple vs FBI debate as well and has predictably sided with the company he helped create.
Woz has previously said that co-founder Steve Jobs would have agreed with current CEO Tim Cook in not complying with the court order sought by the FBI for unlocking the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone.
He was on Conan today where the show’s host asked him about his stance on the Apple vs FBI debate, and he said that he’s in Apple’s corner, pointing out that if Apple was to make an exception for the U.S. government it wouldn’t take long before other countries start demanding the company to do the same for them.
It’s not like Woz is simply taking Apple’s side because he is a founder of this company, he’s given some thought to the matter, and mentions that if the company develops a “Govt.OS” version of iOS to unlock this particular iPhone and if that code ended up in the wrong hands, it would potentially put every iPhone user on the planet at the risk of having their personal information stolen.
Where do you stand, though, do you think Apple should stick to its guns or should it co-operate with the FBI? Sound off in the comments below.