Apple versus the FBI.


I am confident that my readers are aware of the controversy regarding Apple CEO, Tim Cook’s unwillingness to follow a court order requiring Apple to open the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone.

Here are the poll results on this issue. I also vote to “unlock,” but I do see Apple’s point of view.

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Roy Filly

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2 Responses to Apple versus the FBI.

  1. Dick Toomey says:

    Tough call, Roy. I would ask this question — how confident are you that the Fed, given what it wants in this specific instance — would not in time have access whenever it deemed “necessary,” to any phone records? This is one of those slippery slopes. If I thought that this were access exclusively for a terrorist after the fact as in San Bernadino case, rather than just suspicion, I would think Apple or other providers could cooperate — i.e., the phone is evidence. With cause, the law already allows confiscation of records, etc. What I definitely would not allow the Fed to have is the knowledge of how to do the hacking — Apple would have to do it and provide the information on a case by case basis. Without foolproof protection against Fed overreach, I would vote “no.”

    • Roy Filly says:

      I still believe the courts are our best protection. The feds should need a subpoena to access information about US citizens. If they can convince a judge then I believe phone companies and financial institutions should provide the requested information. Cell phone information is critical in many police investigations – nothing to do with terrorism.

      I agree that Apple should not create a “back door” that can be exploited by the feds – or worse yet ISIS, the Chinese, or the Russians.

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