There’s a war brewing between the federal government and technology companies. The government side is led by the FBI, who wants access to the phone of the San Bernardino shooter. The tech side is spearheaded by Apple, who doesn’t want to give the government a backdoor way to get into customers’ iPhones. Microsoft has just come out on Apple’s side.
According to Fortune:
Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said at a congressional hearing on Thursday that his company “wholeheartedly” supports Apple’s refusal to assist the FBI in unlocking a terrorist’s iPhone. “We at Microsoft support Apple and will be filing an amicus brief next week,” he said.