On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the personal information of people around the world has become at risk. In an attempt to gather more information about the December San Bernadino shooting, a California federal judge ruled Apple to create software that would break the encryption of the iPhone used by one of the shooters, Syed Farook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has vowed to resist the court order and speaks of his commitment to keeping all Apple users data safe and confidential in an Open Apple Letter released on February 16, 2016, “Compromising the security of our personal information can ultimately put our personal safety at risk. That is why encryption has become so important to all of us,”
Macate and Codetel, our official software security partner, stand in agreement with Apple’s decision and believe in keeping user’s personal data safe from any form of exposure at all costs.
As companies that are dedicated to designing secure mobile communication and media devices to safeguard personal information, the security of our user’s personal data is of utmost importance to us. Conversations, photos, and confidential records that are kept on one’s phone should only be shared and exposed with the user’s consent. Macate and Codetel believe that the personal privacy of one’s text messages, emails, photos and personal documents is a right that should be respected under all circumstances.
Macate and Codetel are completely committed to protecting their users from all forms of privacy breach, and have created the line of GATCA cyberphones with security features such as GeoLock, TrueFace, BioPrint and encryption technology to protect people’s right to privacy.
Macate and Codetel are aware of the risks involved if Apple and other companies comply with the FBI’s request and devise a “master key” to the mobile encryption. By creating a backdoor specifically for the FBI division, but this does not mean that this can potentially fall into the wrong hands. If a “backdoor” software was made available, hackers, thieves and terrorists would have the chance of retrieving it and tapping into millions of people’s bank accounts, confidential documents and conversations.
These risks and the right to privacy alone outweigh any amount of information on a locked phone, and Macate and Codetel believe that under no circumstance should people’s right to privacy be sacrificed.