Apple vs. The FBI – Who Do You Stand With?

160218080041-apple-vs-fbi-san-bernardino-iphone-00000000-1024x576The debate is raging in the media. The world’s most valuable company, APPLE, is taking on the world’s most powerful law enforcement agency, the FBI.

If you’re haven’t been following the story, I’ll catch you up quickly.

The FBI is trying to get into the iPhone of one of the jihadist San Bernardino, California attackers. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people attending a Christmas party in December.

And the FBI, understandably, wants to get inside the phone to look at contacts and messages. They suspect the attackers made contact with other jihadists both here and around the world, and they are almost certainly right about that.

But the FBI can’t get into the phone. They attempted to guess the password but after several attempts the phone locked up or ‘bricked’. This means the phone is virtually worthless to them now –without help from Apple.

The feds have demanded that Apple help them get inside the phone and Apple has refused. The battle went to a Federal Judge last week, who rejected the government’s claim that they had a right to require Apple’s compliance.

Judge James Orenstein said:

“The relief the government seeks is unavailable because Congress has considered legislation that would achieve the same result but has not adopted it.

“It is also clear that the government has made the considered decision that it is better off securing such crypto-legislative authority from the courts,” Orenstein said, “rather than taking the chance that open legislative debate might produce a result less to its liking.”

That last sentence seems to be a comment on the fact that if the legislative branch starts debating the legality of encryption and domestic spying there is very good chance lawmakers could undermine the government’s ability to spy on it’s own citizens. Just guessing there.

So, here’s my reaction to all this:

1. First off, I was stunned the government didn’t already have a way to unlock these phones. I thought they had snuck in a back door long ago.

2. Second, I took a little joy in imagining some highly trained FBI agents trying to unlock an iPhone by guessing the PIN and entering ‘1,2,3,4’..nope.…’2,2,3,4’…nope…’3,2,3,4’… before the phone locked up.

3. Lastly, I stand with Apple. They should NOT unlock that iPhone, and I’ll explain why below.

It’s no secret to any of our readers that our privacy has been eroded beyond all recognition. The 4th Amendment has been destroyed by the NSA, the FBI and their cohorts.

How much longer will be we give away our basic right to privacy while being told it’s all for our own security? And for those that believe that Apple must do it to help protect Americans, consider this.

The only way for Apple to comply with the FBI’s request is to essentially provide a ‘backdoor key’ to ALL encrypted phones. This backdoor would unlock any iPhone according the company.

Do you trust that the FBI will be judicious in it’s use of this of this all-powerful key?

Furthermore, what’s to stop them from demanding a key from every provider and company on US soil? How would you ever trust a business with your personal information ever again?

Here’s the core issue: should a company be compelled to defeat it’s own security measures at the government’s behest?

I say NO, it’s time to stay STOP the erosion of our privacy rights by an overreaching government. When will it end? Are we, and the companies we trust, expected to just hand over every last shred of our privacy?

Now you can make the case the government should get special access in special cases, like this one, but that’s not what the government is asking for. The key they want would open ALL iPhones.  And it’s a matter of time before they demanded the same from other manufacturers.  

In fact, they already have.  And, as that article points out, the government is really bad at keeping it’s own data safe.  How on earth would they ever protect yours from hackers and cyber-terrorists?

I believe the FBI surely has other means of tracing the contacts and communications of the San Bernardino killers. Surely there are phone records, emails and other communications that can be traced using traditional police methods too.

Also, we know the NSA tracks every communication through it’s back doors at cell and internet service companies WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION. Why don’t they ask their friends at the NSA for this information?

So, I know many of you disagree with me. Some of you may agree. Tell me, what do you think?

Chris Peterson

Privacy Advocate

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  1. Chris
    1 year ago

    The behemoth & burgeoning, criminal godvernment of the usssssssa (Un-free Soviet Socialist Satanic Soulless Savage-like Slave States of [their] Amerikka) is a terrorist tyranny. Get used to “criminal godvernment”. They’re word partners; a collocation. These words belong together. They have to stay together to accurately describe reality.
    Apple absolutely must win this 4th Amendment-murdering attack against the Right to be secure in their [We, the People] papers and personal effects. By definition, papers and personal effects now includes electronic documents/data.
    This includes ~especially~ the Right to be protected against criminal godvernment thugocracy. The thugocrat, Freedom-murdering monsters need smashed in the face by baseball bats. I personally would love to hit a homerun using any and/or all of their hideous-faced heads. And then, put the head(s) on a 10′ pike to parade around cities where such monsters wrought evil.


  2. Janis Fisher
    1 year ago

    You have made valid points and I, too, wonder why the FBI and the NSA are not cooperating. I believe this case is being pursued because the FBI, and related agencies also, want that back door. I also believe they are pursuing all other avenues and just aren’t admitting to those efforts. If not, then they are wasting valuable time and possibly allowing other terrorists to cover their tracks and slip away.


  3. Lawrence Zucal
    1 year ago

    There has to be some way for the FBI to get such info and since Apple won’t do so, I have a partial solution in that why not give the phone to Apple and let them open the phone and give the info to the FBI. I know that this seems to be a copout but when it comes to our safety from jihadists, the above solution seems to be a middle ground on this problem.


  4. Robert
    1 year ago

    I agree with your comments. Our privacy is a joke to most Americans today. Nobody takes privacy seriously anymore and yet, in my opinion, it is a major cornerstone that literally defines America. Without privacy there can never exist a free and sovereign individual. I won’t get too carried away here but I have one last comment. The biggest threat to a free country is it’s government. If one reads the Constitution properly, virtually all of the safeguards for the people focus on keeping their elected government out of the private lives of the people. Privacy wins, the FBI loses.


  5. Bill
    1 year ago

    APPLE,APPLE,APPLE


  6. jesse
    1 year ago

    Apple is 200 % right to deny the FBI request to create a code to unlock the phone. The FBI cannot be trusted.


  7. Michelle Johnson
    1 year ago

    Chris,
    I did not realize that the key they are requesting would open up all iPhones! Perhaps a good compromise might be for the government to simply give Apple the iPhone and let them open it without giving them the key or, if that wouldn’t work, just giving them the data that was on the phone and not the phone itself.Would that work?


  8. Lucy Concepcion
    1 year ago

    They should find other ways to find evidence to prosecute these jihadists. Without the invention of the iphones long before, they were able to charge anyone guilty. Apple is right. It will compromise everyone’s privacy and security. .


  9. Rose
    1 year ago

    I agree they should NOT unlock it. They have other means to track and find many things (if they want to) and that is what they should be doing and not wasting their time with Apple. I have heard 1 phone then 10 phones and now it is back to the one. Our govt cannot be trusted. THIS I pray NEVER happens as it would be the end of any privacy we now have. They have “snoop” apps and smart cars that will KNOW where you are and when. They COULD find these bad people IF they really wanted to, but instead want to let MORE into our country. Why don’t they find out about THOSE we are letting (not by choice) into those places that we are seeing more and more violence, and leave Apple alone. Just my humble opinion to You only.


  10. Ann Bennett
    1 year ago

    I side with Apple. Apple should not have to do the government’s work of unlocking phones.– bsolutely not.


  11. Jack Stecker
    1 year ago

    Finally! Somebody says what I have all along.
    When this used to be a free and independent Republic, we had a Constitution that protected us from government intrusion. They can’t be trusted with the info they already have. Case in point: IRS was hacked. Who knows what else. We need protection from an over-zealous government first and foremost. Okay, maybe not today, but set a precedent and they can never be stopped.

    To protect us from terrorists, keep them from coming in!!!! What was the female shooter doing in this country anyway? Even the left-wing media admits she “radicalized” the guy. Our so-called
    vetting process is ridiculously inadequate. Fix that; leave Apple alone.


  12. David Walton
    1 year ago

    Ok, so I’m a computer geek and I’ve seen far too much debate on this topic already, but here goes…
    Our government is real good at one thing, screwing up. Which is part of the problem. The other part is the Constitution and privacy issues.
    There is no backdoor software for the iPhone, or any Apple IOS powered device because the operating system was written to prevent just that. Apple would have to write a whole new version of IOS to allow it and it would have to be remotely installable. If such a thing were written it would surely leak out and the wrong people would undoubtedly get their hands on it. This eventuality would endanger virtually every IOS powered device on the planet.
    Now, do You want cyber criminals to have the ability to silently hack the President’s phone? Or your kid’s iPad? How about the nifty new iPad that your sales agent carries all you credit card information on?
    I, and all the techies I know, say, resoundingly, NO!!! Do Not give this power to the government! NO!!! Do Not even write such a dangerous thing! Forever may the iPhone stay secure!


  13. Karl
    1 year ago

    Apple should not give in to the FBI’s demands. The FBI let some County agent reset the Apple ICloud account of this terrorist and that is why they want this information in the first place. Had they not reset the ICloud account the phone would have sent most of the data they are seeking to the ICloud account for backup. There the FBI, County officials or Apple could have easily retrieved it. Apple should do all in there power to not give into the government’s demands. This would make everyone’s data unsafe to hacker’s and set a bad precedent. Give the phone to McAfee so he can attempt to get the data off of it. Let him be responsible for making the data irretrievable.


  14. denny patton
    1 year ago

    Im really surprised and thankful apple is challenging big brother. If FBI cant figure out a way to hack in, they have no legal right to try and force apple to develop something that compromises privacy and they dont even have the software to do it. Whats next, tell cable companies they have to make back doors to record and monitor anyone thru the tv or internet connection. Like you said in article , they already have or can access all text messages and phone call records from the phone, cant they. ?? they say they meta data recording everything. All this problem over getting some contacts or photos that they probably never called or arent important , like the phone nuimber for alibabas pizza. The so called patriot act has taken almost all privacy away anyway, its time to make a stand , or possibly its too late. Im personally surprised that any federal judge even ruled that way, theyre all bought and paid for in most cases.. and ignore the constitution.


  15. Ron
    1 year ago

    I think this argument has gone far enough. All they need to do is open the thing and hand it to the FBI. That way they do not have to give them any software which by the way they already have. I don’t believe for one moment that they wrote the software to lock the phone without knowing how to open it. Let’s stop all the headline grabbing for the profits they hope to receive and do the right thing needed to save lives and even maybe theirs. God Bless!!


  16. DEBRA
    1 year ago

    I STAND WITH APPLE TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF WE THE PEOPLE!!!! O-DUMB-ASS IN THE WHITE HOUSE DEMANDS RIGHTS…… AND IS WILLING TO BREAK OUR CONSTITUTION TO GET THEM. WE THE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO FIGHT TO KEEP OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS….. EVEN THOUGH THE PIECE OF SHIT WANTS TO TAKE THEM. OUR FOREFATHERS PROTECTED OUR RIGHTS…. AND WE WILL FIGHT THE muslim PIG GUTTER TRASH SO STOP HIM IN HIS TRACKS!!! AMERICA…. WE NEED TO STAND UP AGAINST THE ODUMB-ASSES AND KILLORY CRIMINALS HELL BENT ON TAKING FROM US AND GIVING NOTHING BACK!!! LET US PLEDGE…. REMOVE THE muslim shits….. all of them….. protect our rights (RAND PAUL EXCELLENT FOR TRYING TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS….. STAY CONNECTED AND LISTEN TO HIM!!) KILLORY IS A MURDERER OF AMERICAN CITIZENS AND A PIECE OF SHIT LIAR…. EVEN WHEN THE TRUTH IS BEFORE HER…. SHE WILL LIE!!! AMERICA…. THAT IS NOT A LEADER…. THAT IS A PIECE OF PIG SHIT MUSLIM INTENT ON SAYING WHATEVER HE HAS TO TO GET CONTROL OR HER WAY!!!! WE CANNOT ELECT THE VERMIN GUTTER TRASH OFFERED BY THE DEMON-POOP PARTY IN THEIR ZEAL TO TAKE OVER OUR FREEDOMS AND REDUCE THIS ONCE GREAT LAND TO THE LEVEL OF A muslim PILE OF PIG SHIT!!!


  17. DEBRA
    1 year ago

    DOES THE FBI BELIEVE WE TRUST THEM?????? WITH A CRIMINAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE STUPID THINGS HE MAKES LAWS AND HOW HE HAS SOLD OUR COUNTRY OUT TO muslim PIGS….. THEY REALLY EXPECT TRUST???? HOW ABOUT HOW MUCH WE HATE THEM AND WILL FIGHT THEM ON EVERY ISSUE!!!! THEY HAVE NOT STARTED IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AGAINST BLATENT CRIMINALS BUT THEY WANT TO GO AGAINST A MORAL, HONEST BUSINESS???? LIKE HELL!!! APPLE… STAND UP TO THESE CRIMINALS JUST AS THEY, THE muslim PIG SHITS STAND UP TO US…. WE ARE EXPECTED TO PAY THE BILLS WITH NO EXPLANATIONS….. A CRIMINAL SITS IN CONGRESS.. HAS NOT PAID TAXES, COLLECTS HIS PAY AND….. GET THIS: STILL HAS MADE TO PAYMENTS TO HIS TAX BILL!!! WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS THAT THE IRS HAS NOT PUT HIM IN JAIL YET????? WHEN THEY TREAT WE THE PEOPLE…. WE PAY THE BILLS, REMEMBER????? AS THE RESPONSIBLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY AND THE BALL-LESS EUNICHS IN CONGRESS AS THE ENEMIES OF OUR PROMISED FREEDOMS WITH WE BEING TREATED THE SAME AS THE CRIMINALS IN CONGRESS…. THAN I MIGHT RECONSIDER!!!! AS OF NOW….. GIVE CONGRESS NOTHING… THEY WILL PERVERT IT… USE IT TO LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL. MY SUGGESTION…. NO BILL WILL BE PASSED THAT DOES NOT TREAT THE CRIMINALS IN GOVERNMENT THE SAME AS THE CRIMINALS IN THE PUBLIC PORTION. CAN’T DO IT????? TOUGH SHIT, THEN….. YOU HAVE JUST OPENED ANOTHER DOOR FOR FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY AND WE ALL BECOME CRIMINALS JUST LIKE THE BALL-LESS WONDERS, THE WHITE HOUSE FAMILY, AND EACH AND EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS!!! SHOW SOME STRENGTH…. GO AFTER THE MUSLIM PIGS IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR GRAND THEFT (USING TAX PAYER MONEY TO PAY FOR THEIR EXTENDED FAMILIE’S VACATION……. GO AFTER KILLORY FOR CRIME AGAINST OUR NATION AND PEOPLE…. (TREASON)…. SHALL I CONTINUE??? BIDEN FOR GRAND THEFT OF NATIONAL ASSETS FOR PERSONAL THEFT AND USE…… PE-LOUSY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD TO HER HOME…. PAID FOR BY…. WE THE PEOPLE BUT ADDS TO THE VALUE OF HER PROPERTY!!!….. SHALL I CONTINUE OR IS THAT ENOUGH???? IN OTHER WORDS….. WHEN YOU TREAT YOURSELVES THE SAME AS YOU TREAT US AS PER THE CONSTITUTION… THEN MAYBE WE COULD TRUST YOU ENOUGH TO GRANT YOU EXCEPTIONS TO OUR CONFIDENTIAL RIGHTS!!! SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE ENTITLED???? WE SLAPPED THE MOOOOOOO-COW DOWN…. DID YOU THINK YOU WOULD NOT BE NEXT, muslim PIG?????? … OH, ALMOST FORGOT…. THANK YOU FOR NOT GOING TO FUNERALS FOR HONORABLE PEOPLE…. WE DO NOT WANT THEIR MEMORY CONTAMINATED BY YOU STENCH…. YOUR FILTH ….. AND YOUR IMMORALITY….. NEVER MIND YOUR QUEERNESS!!!! WE APPRECIATE YOUR NOT DEMEANING THEIR FUNERAL AND THEY CAN BE BURIED WITH THE HONOR THEY DESERVE!!!!


  18. Russell YB
    1 year ago

    I agree with you. The Government is on the verge of dismantling the Bill of rights little by little.
    The NSA is a joke as to not spying on Americans. That data center in Utah is a data mining
    operation built for spying on Americans. I own 2 iPhones one for business and one for personal
    use. I DON’T want anyone to know my business or personal information.

    Should I find that somehow the Government has unlocked iPhones I will toss them both.
    We are aleadged to be a country of free people. If you thank that this is true, ask the Native
    People here. Look what happened to us.

    Look at what Oboma is trying to do with the Second Amendment.. As Charlesten Hasten said
    “From my cold dead hands”

    I obay the law and support our fighting men and women. Look how they are treated.
    It is a shame. I am truly dishonored by what the Government is doing to all of us.

    God Bless America. I love this land because it was my people here first. I will fight to the end to
    protect her.

    Blessings R YB


  19. krell
    1 year ago

    PURE BULLSHIT THAT APPLE IGNORS PLEAS FOR HELP WITH THE PASSWORD FOR THE PHONE THOSE TERRORIST MURDERERS. APPLE IS DOING A DISSERVICE TO AMERICA.

    SO, FOR SUCH, APPLE CEO, TIM COOK, CAN GET THE FUCK OUT AND LET AMERICA GET ON WITH BEING THE GREATEST NATION, NOT THE COWARD NATION.

    WHAT THE FUCK IS COOK TRYING TO PROVE?…. HE SHOULD BE JAILED… WITH BUBBA AND THEN SEE HOW SOON HE COMPLIES.

    REALLY IS VERY SIMPLE… DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR AMERICA…NOT APPLE AND THEIR CRONIES!


  20. Jimmie Crider
    1 year ago

    I wholeheartedly agree with Apple. When I think of all the companies that I truly trust in any aspect, the only one that stands out right now is Apple. I think it is commendable that the CEO of Apple stood up to the task, and rightfully so. There has never been another time in history that our basic rights as humans and as citizens has been under such an overwhelming attack, as the last seven years under the Obama Administration. Every time we assume a stance of “that’s okay” and respond to such blatant attacks on our collective civil liberties and rights with such comments as “oh, that is reasonable” or “that is a small price we must pay for security”, the chains of slavery snap another notch tighter!


  21. James A Gibson-Bey
    1 year ago

    I agree under no reaseson should the American people be asked to give up they’re constitutional right to privacy!


  22. Raymond
    1 year ago

    I agree with you. They have already taken away too much of our privacy. It is time we forced the government to stick to the original Constitution.

    Raymond


  23. Raymond
    1 year ago

    I agree with you. They have already taken away too much of our privacy. It is time we forced the government to stick to the original Constitution.
    Raymond


  24. James A Gibson-Bey
    1 year ago

    Under no reasons should any American be asked to give up they’re constitutional right to privacy!


  25. Apple Fan
    1 year ago

    Wtg APPLE!!!!!!!!!


  26. Sharon Denk
    1 year ago

    I hope you don’t have to use my whole name on the webpage.

    comment on Freedom Writers web page
    re Apple y FBI y Judge

    if the FBI get jihadist phone lists, how many of those would be innocent acquaintances who were unaware of what Farouk and Malik would do?

    Hurrah for Apple. Their decision is definitely a moral decision, caring for fellow citizens and for our country’s culture, not just thinking about their own company’s financial profit. God bless Judge James Orenstein and his insight. “legislative authority from the courts” is not the “balance of power” which our forefathers had in mind.

    Yes, “our privacy has been eroded beyond all recognition.” “… all for your own security” is a lie. The people in the NSA and FBI are so enamoured with their jobs, clandestine and exciting, they have lost their broad perspective which would include the common good and the common people.

    Go after the crooks, but don’ tramp through every American home while searching for the lawbreakers.

    “The government is really bad at keeping its own data safe.” True.

    The FBI can use other means, for example, consult detective expert Gavin de Becker and company, The FBI employees need to get educated about the native culture of the criminals. Other persons from that culture could help give insights, for example, of where they would tend to hide and escape.

    In the US’s past history, the famed FBI and CIA organizations had trouble communicating and sharing information, due to competition, etc. May be the same for FBI and NSA.


  27. Dennis
    1 year ago

    What about the 4th amendment? I stand with Appple


  28. Ed Stone
    1 year ago

    FBI is owned by obama. Will not back any organization owned or operated by obigears. The FBI is wrong and they should get over themselves. Thinking they are big stuff and actually being big stuff is two different things.


  29. Beatrice
    1 year ago

    Privacy…a right defined by the Constitution. But, it’s been ignored anyway for many years now. Think about the credit bureaus….they have our data with little concern for its accuracy and security. And there’s a double standard….where can we consumers put a record in for companies that disobey other laws, like the big banks? The retail companies constantly bungle our data. The government bungles our data…think IRS who’s been sending out refunds to people who are Identity Thieves, and what’s most disturbing ….they’d rather pay those tax refunds than correct the system. Amazing?
    So I don’t think the problem is keeping the key from the FBI, the problem is….how do we keep government and companies from mishandling our data?


  30. Kenneth Massey
    1 year ago

    This should be easy. In the valid interest of law enforcement, the government has the right to obtain a search warrant to access private property for the purpose of legitimate investigation. That search warrant does not extend to ALL private property of all citizens. That would be insane. Same deal with the phones. The government should have the right to compel Apple to unlock the phones of the suspects, but NOT compelled to release the unlocking methodology for all iPhones. That would be the same as issuing a search warrant for every home in America.. or worse, allowing the government the right to search any house at any time without a warrant. Insane.


  31. Robert Crane
    1 year ago

    Chris,
    I agree with you. The governments which are to serve us are rapidly becoming our masters.
    The FBI lied about the shoot out of ranchers in Oregon. Their problem was not a crisis of guns, but a political fear that the virus of rebellion against government over reach. The FBI wants the ability to spy on us like NSA does…so create an issue out of a crime case.

    This stuff is what is diving the Trump and Sanders campaigns. I do not like either candidate, but they promise to stand against government overreach in trade agreements, and Trump in global climate change as well. Need I mention illegal and criminal immigration? I could go on.

    It will be interesting to see how long it takes the Feds to criminalize the Colorado Coal mine people and shoot some of them.

    Shades of Waco! it gets worse every year.

    Bob Crane


  32. Bruman
    1 year ago

    Because this was a terrorist attack, Apple should open the phone the phone for them, without telling the Fed how they did it !!! Innocent Americans died at the hands of these steaming piles of dog#%&* .Info in that phone might lead the Feds to capture and/or kill more of these pukes….


  33. Bruman
    1 year ago

    Me again ! Like a nut, I posted my comment before reading the existing ones. My opinion has already been stated more than once!!!!!!!!


  34. Charles Ondrasek
    1 year ago

    I agree with you and Apple that the government already is trying to take away our freedoms and our privacy we as people and citizens should make sure that our government toes the line quits trying to take away on freedom .


  35. Karen
    1 year ago

    I’m with you Chris. The government is already being too nosey with our personal information. I can’t use google on my phone without giving them permission to access my files like reading my emails, listening to calls, looking at my pics, etc. What do they need these permissions for just so I can google for information? It makes me very nervous. Someone could steal my identity very easily in my opinion..


  36. Doug Cox
    1 year ago

    The FBI has not received help from the NSA for the access it has to virtually all telecommunications through its domestic spying, because NSA would be in the position of giving the lie to its public statements and Congressional testimony that it has not been spying.


  37. Don Meadows
    1 year ago

    Let’s try to clear things up. Someone posted a way to get in an iPhone on Facebook and said, please pass this along to the FBI. Of course, I didn’t try to lock my iPhone and try to get into it the way that the person on Facebook unlocked the phone. Anyway, besides that, the US Government has been tracking down Hackers as long as they have been Hacking. They made movies about it. The Government has the best Hackers around. The Government is usually 10 years ahead of whatever technology is coming out. If you believe that the government really doesn’t have a way to get into that iPhone, then I am in disbelief and I will devote my time into better reading than your articles. We have 3D printers, the government can make an Apple disappear, they just can’t bring it back yet, but I am sure only time will tell, “BEAM ME UP SCOTTY”. Yet they can’t get into an iPhone? I would be stunned also, if that was the truth. The facts remain the same though, as far as getting the back door agreement from APPLE! Do you know how many iPhones have traversed the World now? China is like the iPhone Capital of the World now. What a Golden Opportunity for the CIA and FBI. Oh, did I mention that the Government might do what we call Espionage? They probably have had a “MOLE” in every Tech company you can name. “Ignorance is Bliss.” So, that leaves us with the simple fact that the US Government just wants APPLE to be compliant and give them the freedom to do what the Government does best, keeping up with the people. Then the American people will feel much better knowing that APPLE was finally compliant and the Government again, saved the people from all of these Terrorists listed on that phone. I’ve rambled on enough! Best to you!


  38. Randy
    1 year ago

    Absolutely Apple needs to prevail. The government should never be able to demand a private business use its resources to counter its own products. Besides, every one of these “lone wolf” shooters/bombers are just that, independent and inspired (by whomever they get brainwashed by). No terrorist (except upper management) has information on other terrorists.

    The cell companies record traveling activity and contacts will have been contacted at sometime by the phone owner, so all that information is available another way. It sickens me what our government leaders seem to want our country to go. They apparently forget they are OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. Not us vrs. them.


  39. Edward Linhart
    1 year ago

    McAfee offered the FBI that he would get into that particular phone. However, the FBI has not asked him to help. Doesn’t that mean the FBI is after more info than what is on that phone???


  40. Howard Green
    11 months ago

    They, the FBI, NSA already have the info, they just, as you have already suggested, want to make it law, and set the precedent so they can invade every ones privacy whenever they feel like it. Eg:set up a word search, arrest you, interrogate you and hold you on terrorist activity or association, hello prison……Good bye life.
    On a positive note, they don’t realize they are just screwing themselves over as the string pullers from above can’t be touched.
    l wonder if such families as the clintons fall under this umbrella?


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