Apple vs. FBI

by BEATRIZ SANCHEZ

Staff Writer

 

On December 2, 2015 , 14 people were killed and 22 were seriously injured in a terrorist attack. It was also an attempted bombing. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. The day of the attack, there  was an employee  holiday party. There were 80 employees in a banquet room.  Farook was once an employee of the Department of Public health.  After the San Bernardino shooting, Apple provided the FBI with data from Farook’s work iPhone that he had backed up remotely.  But after October 19th, the phone was not saving to the icloud which was about seven weeks of messages and pictures that could have helped with the investigation.

The FBI wants Apple to help them hack into the terrorist’s  IPhone to see what they had in there and if anything else was planned.  Apple does not want to take action because they are afraid it would affect their security of people that own an Iphone. I think that they should help them hack it because there could be more information on why they did attack or if there is anything else planned. Plus Apple could just fix it afterwards, even though it would probably cost a lot of money, but they should still want to help out with the investigation.  Many people have been concerned about this situation, mostly because of the security risk and others agreed with it. If I owned  an Iphone, I would agree with the FBI and would want them to hack it so they could get more information off the phone that could potentially save lives.

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