Apple hypocritical in battle with FBI over iPhone?

(22th Feb 2016) Apple has agreed to backdoor “security checks’’ of its devices by the Chinese government, which the company refuses to let the FBI do.

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Apple’s battle with the U.S. government over getting into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists is over the hyper-profitable company’s  stance that no one should be able to look into iPhones regardless of  the crimes that such “backdoor’’ entries might help prevent or prosecute.
But it appears that Apple is  being hypocritical.
Consider that the Chinese government-run newspaper People’s Daily has reported that Apple has agreed to backdoor “security checks’’ of its devices by the Chinese government, which the company refuses to let the FBI do.

A story in the Quartz news service noted that such entries would be despite Apple CEO Tim Cook’s assurances that Apple would not make accessible the inside of any device.

But then, Apple’s management sees China as becoming its biggest market and the company has bent over backwards to cooperate with Beijing in most matters.

Joon Ian Wong wrote in Quartz:

“{Apple’s} silence regarding Beijing’s security demands, but its vocal resistance to requests from other governments, contributes to a perception that it has different security standards for different markets….’’
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