The ideological battle goes on between Apple’s assertion that it must protect people’s privacy and the FBI’s insistence that it has a right and duty to investigate terrorism.
Innocent Americans were killed in San Bernardino by known terrorists, and now the fight is over access to a county-issued phone to one of them that might contain valuable intel that could prevent future acts of terrorism against others, including American citizens.
Why can’t Apple agree to “unlock” this phone and then let the FBI read what’s inside of that particular phone? Or is that just too simple a solution to what has become a difficult and unyielding standoff?
Carl Manzelli, Miami