Thursday was the deadline for friends of the court to weigh in.
Sheri Pym, the U.S. magistrate who ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, has some reading to do.
Thursday was the deadline for so-called friends of the court to weigh in on the case and Pym’s court was hit a flood of letters and briefs the likes of which I suspect she’s never seen.
In terms of sheer volume, Apple took the day. For the benefit of the press, the company has been keeping close tabs on the flood of support it’s received from tech companies, law professors, privacy advocates, civil liberties groups, encryption experts, and even the family of one of the San Bernardino victims.
The FBI’s list is considerably shorter, but includes briefs filed by four of victims’ families and a half-dozen state and national law enforcement groups.
Here, with links, is the list of who’s for Apple (aapl) and who’s for the FBI, as complete and up to date as I could make it.
- 32 law professors
- Access Now and Wickr Foundation | Press Release
- ACT/The App Association | Medium Post
- Airbnb, Atlassian, Automattic, CloudFlare, eBay, GitHub, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Mapbox, Medium, Meetup, Reddit, Square, Squarespace, Twilio, Twitter and Wickr | Automattic & WordPress.com Blog Post | Tweet from Twitter
- Amazon, Box, Cisco, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nest, Pinterest, Slack, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Yahoo | Tweet from Box | Evernote Blog Post | Facebook Statement | Microsoft Blog Post | Mozilla Blog Post | Snapchat Blog Post | WhatsApp Facebook Post | Yahoo Tumblr Post
- American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Northern California, ACLU of Southern California, and ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties | Blog Post
- AT&T | Public Policy Blog Post
- AVG Technologies, Data Foundry, Golden Frog, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the Internet Association, and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition | Golden Frog Blog | CCIA News
- BSA|The Software Alliance, the Consumer Technology Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, and TechNet | Press Release
- Center for Democracy & Technology | Insight
- Electronic Frontier Foundation and 46 technologists, researchers, and cryptographers | Blog Post | Press Release
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and eight consumer privacy organizations | EPIC Top News
- Intel | Blog Post
- iPhone security and applied cryptography experts, including Dino Dai Zovi, Dan Boneh (Stanford), Charlie Miller, Dr. Hovav Shacham (UC San Diego), Bruce Schneier (Harvard), Dan Wallach (Rice), and Jonathan Zdziarski | Blog Post
- The Media Institute | Press Release
- Privacy International and Human Rights Watch
- Beats, Rhymes & Relief, Center for Media Justice, The Gathering for Justice, Justice League NYC, Opal Tometi, and Shaun King
- David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression | Supporting Document
- Salihin Kondoker, husband of shooting victim, San Bernardino, Calif.
.Supporting the FBI:
- Relatives of San Bernardino victims
- San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
- California State Sheriff’s Association, California Police Chiefs Association, California Peace Officers’ Association
- Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, National Sheriffs’ Association
A hearing on the matter is scheduled for March 22 in Judge Pym’s Riverside, Calif., federal court. It’s likely to be well-attended.