Unlocking the phone would help us catch some terrorists. It would give us contacts to them and would also make us aware of some terrorists in our country. The FBI is not trying to backdoor the iPhone, they are just trying to guess the passcode for the device. Apple can't tell the government that they can't use an iPhone to find out more about terrorists and protect their citizens.
You should not believe that if the FBI aren't allowed to unlock phone then they will just sit down and do nothing. Thus, no privacy because protesting or not still results in the same outcome. Why don't we just give them the permit and let them do something with the increasingly detrimental terrorism?
It cannot cross the line of enabling the unlocking of every phone. Should Apple unlock the phone for them if the FBI presents a warrant? They do need to cooperate. But they shouldn't compromise everybody else's security in the process. We have to walk a fine line to make sure we have due process without compromising everyone else's privacy.
No, the FBI should not be allowed to make Apple backdoor their iPhones because this creates the potential for abuse. Currently iPhones are one of the best phones for security because unauthorized users can't open them without a password. Opening the door to a universal security unlock creates a door that anyone can open and makes user data less secure.
We should be allowed to have at least SOME private information in this day and age. I think it is ridiculous that the government can basically watch everything we do. The only time it would be okay for the FBI to search a phone is if it is the ONLY way to solve a crime.
This issue sprang up as a result of the shooting in San Bernardino, California in a case where both shooters are already dead. I may feel differently if the shooter were still on the loose and hacking their phone would help track and catch them. But with no immediate and pressing need to find the phone's owner, I think it would set a dangerous precedent that could further erode personal freedom and privacy.