Feb 23, 2016 08:45 AM EST

Bill Gates Takes Sides With FBI Against Apple Encryption

Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates expresses that he disapproves of Apple to not support the FBI to build a backdoor for iOS devices. But rather sides with the Government in request to assist further investigation of terrorist activities.

According to Financial Times, Bill Gates stated that Apple along with other tech giants should be forced to co-operate with the Government in terrorism investigation.

He further debates that if Apple complies with the build of the backdoor would exemplify an aid to the Justice Department and a wide spread of international competitors to invest on such consumer data.

Bill Gates said, "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, 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."

Director of the FBI James Comey agrees the same stating that if they were enable to work around a software would limit a break in of an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Ryzwan Farook.

Last week, an order was requested by a federal magistrate judge for Apple to comply the assistance of the FBI to unlock Farooks's iPhone that is currently secured by a passcode.

While CEO of Apple Tim Cook argues if there was any proof of the existence of such concept would inherently alter iOS security, and decided to push this case in court.

Since January of the San Bernardino killing, Apple has already been working with the law enforcement by providing iCloud backups to Farook's device.

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