Bill Gates backs FBI, not Apple when it comes to iPhone hack request

Microsoft founder Bill Gates agrees with the FBI, and not Apple, in the ruling for Apple to help break-in to the iPhone of the accused San Bernardino shooter.
The Financial Times reportsGates is going against the grain of other technology giants like Facebook and Twitter who backed Apple's stance to not give the government a "backdoor" into its products.
"This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case," Gates told the Financial Times.
"It is no different than [the question of] should anybody ever have been able to tell the phone company to get information, should anybody be able to get at bank records. Let's say the bank had tied a ribbon round the disk drive and said 'don't make me cut this ribbon because you'll make me cut it many times'."
Gates, who has distance himself from Microsoft for world philanthropy, is going against Microsoft's own backing of Apple last week.
Federal agents have been trying to gain access to the iPhone since Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people and injured dozens in the shooting attack on December 2.
The FBI said it's unable to unlock the iPhone in question because it's locked with a passcode. Last week, a judge ruledApple must provide "reasonable technical assistance" to help agents unlock the phone.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has been vocal in opposing the ruling.
"We feel the best way forward would be for the government to withdraw its demands under the All Writs Act and, as some in Congress have proposed, form a commission or other panel of experts on intelligence, technology and civil liberties to discuss the implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy and personal freedoms," Cook told employees in a letter obtainedby BuzzFeed

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