This is insanity. Tim Cook is right! I know this is not widely understood by the mainstream but we must have a reasonable and long debate on this abuse of power by the federal government.
There are several arguments against this. But the two main arguments are based on the constitution and actual security.
Apple should NOT hack in or develop a back door or key as it will put ALL iPhones at risk.
If they make a back door it is only a matter of time before the "bad guys" get it.
I also do not believe the "bad guys" will always only be outside of our government. Our founders had a healthy fear of abusive government. We need to have some of that.
The government CANNOT bully private companies.
On an unrelated topic, I have heard one candidate on the right this last week saying he would fine companies and "punish them" if they wish to move overseas. The masses yawned. Do you not see the gathering of abusive power? We must draw the line!
Private companies should do the right thing for our country and security. I, as an entrepreneur and owner of a next-gen media company, want to help my country. But only in the limits of the constitution. Anything outside of that scope actually does harm to our nation and security.
This is an example of Apple doing the right thing for America and our security.
No matter how many bills or laws are created that have "USA," "patriot" or "we love America more than you" in the title, we are no longer blindly following reckless and foolish politicians who don't know the first thing about security, high tech or, frankly, the constitution.
We have given up far more liberty than we ever should have. Do you feel one bit safer today than in 2001? I don't.
The Fourth Amendment means something.
So does Apple encryption.
It must remain forever locked, without back doors and our security from all threats foreign and domestic.
As you know, Apple is no fan of mine. But I am a fan of their product. That, however is no reason to be for or against what is clearly right thinking on the part of Apple.
We must not trade our liberty for a false sense of security.
I stand with Apple and I encourage you to do the same. Do your own homework and spread the word.
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Featured Image: An iPhone sits on display inside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on January 26, 2016 in New York City. This afternoon Apple reported the slowest iPhone earnings since 2007. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)