DOJ’s Clear Threat to Go After Apple’s Source Code

Marcy Wheeler:

Through a variety of means, DOJ went well out of its way to introduce the specter of a demand for Apple’s source code into its response. They are clearly suggesting that if Apple refuses to write code that doesn’t exist, the government will happily take code that does.

Loretta Lynch claimed, under oath last week, that the government doesn’t want a back door into Apple products. That’s not what her lawyers have suggested in this brief. Not at all.

It’s a threat, pure and simple. Give us a way into iPhones or we will come after your source code.

Monday, 14 March 2016