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Today Kickstarter filed an amicus brief with 16 other companies to support Apple in its fight to protect the privacy and security of hundreds of millions of people.
If you haven't been following the case, here's some background: A federal district court recently ordered Apple to develop software that would empower the FBI to bypass security protections on the iPhone. Apple contends that providing this legal and technical workaround would have broad and dangerous privacy and security implications for the public. You can read more about the case here.
Much of the discussion around this case has centered on security, and the importance of protecting the privacy of user data. Like many companies, Kickstarter is entrusted with safeguarding—and protecting the privacy of—our community. We take that responsibility seriously, and we’re proud to stand up to defend it.
We joined this brief to make a case for why we can’t let that happen. You can read it in full here.