Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock The iPhone


Bill Gates is siding with the FBI and says Apple should unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter. In an interview with FT, the Microsoft founder simply reiterates the Justice Department’s claim that this is a one-off case and the FBI is not asking for a general unlocking tool.

“This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information,” Bill Gates told The Financial Times. “They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case,”

“It is no different than [the question of] should anybody ever have been able to tell the phone company to get information, should anybody be able to get at bank records,” he said. “Let’s say the bank had tied a ribbon round the disk drive and said ‘don’t make me cut this ribbon…

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