Apple says no to FBI backdoors

The internet is full of stories on the latest order/request from the FBI of major companies to build in backdoor access to their products in case the FBI needs to access them. Apple is one of those companies that isn't happy about the request and is taking the fight public. Tim Cook has published an open letter letting people know what is at stake with mandatory backdoor access, and when Tim Cook speaks, it gets attention. The full letter can be read here.

The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. 

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.

Others are offering their support as well, including Google's CEO, WhatsApp's founder, and even Microsoft. This may be the first time in history that Apple, Google, and Microsoft all agree on something.