U.S. Attorney General William Barr accused the American corporation Apple of cooperating with Russia and China in the organization of surveillance of citizens.
“There have been many reports that Apple is working with the Communist Party of China and the Russian regime to relocate data centers so that the governments of these (countries – Ed.) can organize a large-scale surveillance”.
Barr accused the corporation of “promoting censorship and suppression” allegedly carried out by Moscow and Beijing, as well as of obstructing the work of U.S. law enforcement agencies in catching terrorists and criminals.
Thus, earlier Apple refused to cooperate with the U.S. authorities in the capture of Saudi serviceman Muhammad al-Shamrani, who killed three people in the U.S. Navy air base Pensacola in December 2019. As a result, intelligence agencies had to hack the criminal’s iPhone, which took about four months.
“Apple’s decision has dangerous consequences for public and national security and, in my opinion, is unacceptable,” he said to The Washington Post.
As a result, the Attorney General criticized the company’s policy of protecting personal data, calling it a threat to U.S. security.