Why doesn't IBM file legal brief in support of Apple?
Recently the legal case between FBI and Apple over unlocking iPhone as requested by FBI is a very hot topic in tech industry. Many tech giants include Google, Microsoft, Facebook and lots others have expressed their support of Apple by filing legal briefs. But we noticed that IBM is missing in the list of supporters. Do you think why IBM is missing? What is IBM concerning about? Afraid of losing government deals?
Probably they are working on their Resource Balance/Action at the moment and don't have the time to pick a side. They may also don't want to choose side because they have cooperations with both the givernment and Apple.
I believe one big reason why IBM doesn't join the supporters is they have many contracts from the government. If they support Apple, it means they are against the FBI or the government. This is IBM cannot afford.
Still remember that IBM allows the Chinese government to review their source code in order to do business with Chinese government and companies.
They are more caring about money.
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