With CISA Ready For Vote By Senators, Apple Makes Its Position Even Firmer.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is under consideration in the USA and a lot of companies like Apple are making their position firmer to prioritize customer privacy over security. The law has also been opposed by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and more.
Apple has always been with the customers and in this case it is leading the fight against a bill in the favor of government surveillance of its citizens. It also requires companies to share information of their customers with the government officials in view of security reasons. The bill is called CISA or Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act and it violates customer privacy at the highest level, making tech giants like Apple worried about their reputation.
CEO Tim Cook says that it must never be a decision to choose between privacy and security but one needs to be smart enough to have both at the same time. He also adds that security cannot be attained at the cost of customer privacy and compromising their confidential and personal information to government officials. In an another case, at the same time it started opposing the current proposal of CISA, Apple was in court refuting to an order from the US Department of Justice to retrieve information from a locked iPhone. Apple mentioned to the court that the latest encryption technology introduced via iOS8 and iOS9 make it impossible to unlock a password locked iPhone or iPad and grant access to any of the personal information in it. It also added that it is even impossible for Apple to try to break the lock, whatsoever.
Thus, with this gesture Apple is emerging as a savior of customer rights and ethics granting them all rights to keep their personal lives out of the reach from others including government officials and feds. Apple mentions that there is a reason why Siri is not as good as Google Now and Microsoft Cortana, and that is not their technical incapability but their respect for customer privacy. iOS applications are debarred from accessing the personal information of customers and send it to the cloud for processing in order to generate better results. This is the reason why Siri is just limited to a few things and does not take a toll on your daily activities and spy on it. Apple values customer privacy more than customer privileges.