It’s not just Apple: Sources claim government goes after source code on a regular basis | ExtremeTech

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“The government’s most recent filing in the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone case was vitriolic in the extreme and contained a potent threat. In it, the Department of Justice noted that it could’ve compelled Apple to release its iOS source code and electronic signature, but that it had avoided doing this because it felt other solutions would be “more palatable” to Apple.Sources have confirmed to ZDNet that this threat isn’t one the government makes idly, or the first time it’s happened.

While ZDNet can’t name their source, for obvious reasons, they note: “The government has demanded source code in civil cases filed under seal but also by seeking clandestine rulings authorized under the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a person with direct knowledge of these demands told ZDNet.”More troubling, according to that same source, “With these hearings held in secret and away from the public gaze, the person said that the tech companies hit by these demands are losing “most of the time.””

Source: It’s not just Apple: Sources claim government goes after source code on a regular basis | ExtremeTech

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