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Apple Executive Says FBI Could Spy on People Using iPhone’s Camera, Microphone

Apple's Eddie Cue

Apple’s Eddie Cue

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Apple is worried the FBI could begin spying on people using an iPhone’s to camera or microphone.

Eddie Cue, the company’s online-services boss, said Apple’s fight with the FBI is about more than opening a phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers.

“When they can get us to create a new system to do new things, where will it stop?” Cue said in a Spanish-language interview broadcast on Univision on Wednesday, warning of a slippery slope. 

“For example, one day [the FBI] may want us to open your phone’s camera, microphone. Those are things we can’t do now. But if they can force us to do that, I think that’s very bad,” Cue said, according to a translation provided by Apple and reported by Business Insider. 

At issue is the so-called back door that the FBI wants access to.

“What they want is to give them a key to the back door of your house, and we don’t have the key. Since we don’t have the key, they want us to change the lock,” Cue said.