iOS SOS: Apple support rally
Last week, on Feb. 23, 2016 the Corsair covered the Apple inc. vs. FBI controversy by heading down to the Third Street Promenade and capturing a support rally for the tech giant that had gathered together in front of the Apple Store at the promenade. Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that his company would not create "backdoor" software code for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the morning of Tuesday, Feb 23. Supporters then gathered later that night to demonstrate their favor with Cook for his stance against the FBI’s efforts to force his company to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. Cook has argued that allowing the FBI access to the iPhone’s software would set a “dangerous precedent” in the tech industry, compromising the privacy of millions of people who could be exposed to unwanted intrusions by less democratic governments and hackers.
Other Media News giants such as Fox News and the Los Angeles Times also showed up to cover the supporters' confidence with Apple. Although the gathering stayed within the single digits margin, the demonstration shook nearby shoppers and passersby from their daily routines and got them to take notice, often leading them to question who they believed was right in the conflict.
Watch our take on this tiny support group standing up for what they believe is right and just.
For more information on this event, click here read our coverage by Corsair reporter, Troy Barnes.