Do You Agree With Apple Fighting FBI Over Hacking Into Terrorist's iPhone?

February 17, 2016Feb 17, 2016

Apple is in a battle with the FBI in the overarching war of citizens' privacy versus national security.

According to USA Today, a federal judge has ordered Apple to cooperate with the FBI's request to hack into an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. According to Reuters, the FBI wants to use the phone to find the shooting couple's link to ISIS and other terrorist groups.


But Apple CEO Tim Cook has been fighting the request to create an iPhone hacking program for the FBI because it could, quite possibly, be used to hack any iPhone (with some modification to the program).

Cook posted the following message on Apple's website to its customers: "We can find no precedent for an American company being forced to expose its customers to a greater risk of attack. For years, cryptologists and national security experts have been warning against weakening encryption. Doing so would hurt only the well-meaning and law-abiding citizens who rely on companies like Apple to protect their data."

Do you agree with Apple on this, or do you think they're getting in the way of the War on Terror?