The Indian government is under negotiation with the Israeli technology company Cellebrite, who once worked with the FBI unlocking the iPhone shooter San Bernardino earlier this year. To complete their negotiations successfully, India would have in his possession the technology and software needed to hack iPhone.
Already at the time, Apple was critical of the procedure used to unlock the iPhone 5C murderer, raising his voice against the United States Department of Justice to consider its developments and other confidential information could be disclosed. And it is what seems to make the company intends Cellebrite, regular contributor to the US government and other global institutions, whose activities he reported huge profits.
However, if confirmed rumors of the sale of technology unlock iPhone would be a debacle for Apple for two reasons: the security of information stored by users in their respective terminals may be compromised and Apple would see how their developments and patented technologies fall into the hands of the competition.
A technician from the Indian government to MacRumors said on the subject:
"WE HOPE TO HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY IN OUR POWER IN A MONTH OR SO. INDIA WILL BECOME A GLOBAL CENTER OF SECURITY FOR CASES WHERE THE POLICE ARE UNABLE TO ENTER THE PHONE "
And it is that apparently, the acquisition of the iPhone unlocking mechanisms will be solely to create a security center at the international level to develop tools decryption of smartphones and other electronic devices. In any case, it is unknown how India will become a global power technology security differing from the rest if their technologies are purchased from others and not developed by themselves.
Of course, the controversy between politics and technology around the case - and come because of the current global political situation - continue because the encryption is an essential tool in the fight against terrorism and the intelligence services will make use of it like or private companies, that is the message that launches FBI Director James Comey.
What do you think that companies that help intelligence services to third parties to sell their developments? Do you fear for the safety of your iPhone?