Is Apple Justified In Its Lawsuit Against the FBI

Asked by: carter_rogers
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  • Recently the FBI has intervened with the company Apple Computer. The FBI has demanded a new design for iPhones allowing the FBI to record data.

    The Freedom Act was passed by the Senate on June 2nd, 2015. The Freedom Act stopped the NSA from collecting bulk data and information from citizens of the United States. It also made surveillance all the more harder for the government because the government’s intention of surveillance must be based on any dangers to the national security or the surveillance must be necessary in a criminal case. What the FBI is trying to do is exactly what the Freedom Act prohibits, and that is collecting bulk user data. Not only is the FBI stepping out of line on this one, it’s abusing its federal power. The FBI must be stopped here.
    We have succeeded as a country through our human rights given to us in the Bill of Rights, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, etc_are all apart of the Bill of Rights. Now the FBI is closing in on our rights as citizens of the United States. When the federal government becomes over-powered it has got to be set back in its place. Apple Computer is trying to do just that by using its rights. They are taking the FBI to court about this issue. The FBI has been getting more and more over-powered and corrupt since the Indian affairs in the early 1900’s. Not only would a victory in this lawsuit be a huge step for cyber security for all users but it would also be a wonderful example of the rights of the American people. All the more, Apple Computer has no intentions of creating a product that contains security breaches for the FBI. Tim Cook said, in a letter addressing the costumers of Apple Computer, “Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.” Obviously concerned about a security breach Apple Computer will not comply.
    Apple Computer will strive to protect the right of its costumers by protecting their data and information. In a letter addressing the costumers of Apple Computer, Tim Cook, did admit to helping the FBI with the San Bernardino case, he said, “When the FBI has requested data that’s in our possession, we have provided it. Apple complies with valid subpoenas and search warrants, as we have in the San Bernardino case. We have also made Apple engineers available to advise the FBI, and we’ve offered our best ideas on a number of investigative options at their disposal.” They did comply with the FBI this time and it was for a good reason nonetheless. The FBI needs to understand that Apple Computer will not comply with their request for a new IOS that has a back-door to it. And without a valid subpoena and search warrant the FBI has no right to review user data.

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