Will Apple violate privacy for the FBI?

You think it’s hard trying to break into your sisters phone with the correct pass-code before getting locked out? Well try being the FBI and having National Security at stake. That’s the current dilemma the United States Justice Department is faced with as one of the San Bernadino shooters left his locked iPhone behind.

The two killers, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 and severely injured 22 on that fateful December day. They are currently awaiting trial and the prosecution is trying to find as much evidence as possible to ensure nothing like this happens again.

THE FBI and Justice Department have been cautiously trying to get into the iPhone but with no avail.

They have since requested that Apple assist in unlocking the phone due to the possible connection that these two must have with ISIS. Apple has not cooperated as they have decided it would be compromising not only the privacy they give their customers, but also the mutual trust they have.

Judges and members of the Judicial system in the United States have slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook but he has the backing of several other tech companies. What comes next is anyone’s guess, but to check out more details please visit:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/big-tech-companies-belatedly-join-apple-encryption-fight-37046591

Published by ABC News on February 19th.

 

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One thought on “Will Apple violate privacy for the FBI?

  1. I have always agreed with putting national security before privacy, but Apple is right. If there is a software out there that can crack the passcode to an iPhone, hackers will be able to get hold of it. Such a software could provide the federal government with information to help prevent another terrorist attack, but if just one brilliant hacker got a hold of the software from a government computer, he could make millions stealing iPhones and then accessing the owner’s bank account number. The only thing I really don’t get about this issue is why can the government listen to our conversation and access our webcams from our iPhones without us knowing (as Edward Snowden proved), but must rely on a corporation to simply get into the phone to access someone’s contacts? It’s very bizarre.

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