Facebook and Twitter have voiced their support of Apple in denying the FBI a back door into iOS handsets.

Earlier this week Tim Cook refused to grant law enforcement back door access into Apple iPhones in a letter that he published online. Authorities want Apple to unlock an iPhone 5C which belonged to the San Bernadino shooter.

A Facebook spokesperson said in statement, “we will continue to fight aggressively against requirements for companies to weaken the security of their systems. These demands would create a chilling precedent and obstruct companies’ efforts to secure their products”

Joining Facebook, Chief Executive Officer at Twitter, Jack Dorsey used his social network to say that Twitter stands with Tim Cook.

Apple’s refusal to cooperate with authorities has sparked an important debate on privacy. While the government should be able to do its job, take down law breakers and solve crimes, its activities shouldn’t come at the cost of the privacy of millions, at least we don’t think so.

Adding a known back door is not just bad for privacy but security as well. And for anybody that thinks we may have our tin foil hats on too tightly, we’re yet to hear of a hacker that didn’t try to exploit a known vulnerability in a piece of software.

[Via – Mashable] [Image – Pixabay]