I'm delighted to announce that I accepted an offer to be working with the CoreOS security team at Apple this summer.— Frederic Jacobs (@FredericJacobs) February 25, 2016
In recent interviews, Jacobs voiced his opinion on where Apple could go with its security far before the friction with the FBI began.
In an interview last year, Jacobs said that one of his goals when coding Signal was that he "wanted to bring these strong cryptography techniques to iPhone users.”Last night in a thirty-minute interview with ABC, Cook focused on a fearful precedent that the FBI's request could make in terms of the risk of weaker smartphone encryption. He admitted that the company is in a "very uncomfortable position," and is sympathetic with the families of the San Bernardino victims, but believes Apple is ready to take the issue all the way to the Supreme Court if it lasts that long.
"Apple’s service is not perfect," Jacobs told Technologist. "For example, its proprietary technology makes it impossible for the community to detect vulnerabilities and fix flaws. Signal is open, free, collaborative, and easy to use."
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