Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell testifies before Congress tomorrow. From his prepared opening statement:
As we have told them — and as we have told the American public —
building that software tool would not affect just one iPhone. It
would weaken the security for all of them. In fact, just last week
Director Comey agreed that the FBI would likely use this precedent
in other cases involving other phones. District Attorney Vance has
also said he would absolutely plan to use this on over 175 phones.
We can all agree this is not about access to just one iPhone.
The FBI is asking Apple to weaken the security of our products.
Hackers and cyber criminals could use this to wreak havoc on our
privacy and personal safety. It would set a dangerous precedent
for government intrusion on the privacy and safety of its