In a separate briefing the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and 46 technology industry experts, "including inventors of modern cryptography," told the court forcing Apple to open a backdoor into the FBI's iPhone evidence violates the company's free speech rights.

"The court order is akin to the government dictating a letter endorsing backdoors and forcing Apple to sign its forgery-proof name at the bottom,'' said EFF Civil Liberties Director David Greene. "What the FBI asked the court to do violates free speech rights and puts the security and privacy of millions of people at risk. We are asking the court to throw out this dangerous and unconstitutional order."

Thursday, March 3, 2016
ZD Net