Apple has 16 amicus briefs in San Bernardino case, but not one from Samsung

Here is a list of the companies, organizations and people in support of Apple in light of its upcoming legal entrenchment with the FBI over assistance in access to an encrypted iPhone.

  • 32 Law Professors
  • Access Now and Wickr Foundation
  • ACT/The App Association
  • Airbnb
  • Atlassian
  • Automattic
  • CloudFlare
  • eBay
  • GitHub
  • Kickstarter
  • LinkedIn
  • Mapbox
  • Medium
  • Meetup
  • Reddit
  • Square
  • Squarespace
  • Twilio
  • Twitter
  • Wickr
  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Mozilla
  • Nest
  • Pinterest
  • Slack
  • Snapchat
  • WhatsApp
  • Yahoo
  • American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North California, ACLU of Southern California, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • AT&T
  • AVG Technologies
  • Data Foundry
  • Golden Frog
  • The Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • The Internet Association
  • The Internet Infrastructure Coalition
  • BSA | The Software Alliance
  • The Consumer Technology Association
  • The Information Technology Industry Council
  • TechNet
  • Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • The Center for Digital Democracy
  • Constitutional Alliance
  • Consumer Action
  • Consumer Watchdog
  • The Cyber Privacy Project
  • Patient Privacy Rights
  • The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • Privacy Times
  • Intel
  • iPhone security and applied cryptography experts including those from Stanford University, UC San Diego, Harvard University and Rice University
  • The Media Institute
  • Privacy International
  • Human Rights Watch

No Samsung. At least, just yet.

The company has openly repeated many of the arguments as other supporters have, the company still has yet to decide whether to file an amicus brief, arguing in support of Apple’s position in court. Of course, Apple has been a target of the chaebol’s scorn as its patent lawsuit of more then five years continues its winding through the court system.

While 16 individual amicus briefs have been filed so far, it could not hurt to have another one in the basket for Apple. Then again, it could be the difference between winning and losing a major case with constitutional impacts.

Source: Apple, Bloomberg
Via: 9to5Mac

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Jules Wang
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