Power Vs Government Power

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Imagine what it would be like if the government could access everything on your phone because you were suspected of a crime. Is that kind of power necessary for the safety of citizens, or is the government abusing their power? For instance, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). Their job is to gather facts, evidence, to solve and prevent crimes. Recently, on December 5th, they investigated a terrorist attack that was constructed by a married couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik that murdered 14 people in a mass shooting/bombing in San Bernardino, California. After the shooting, the police chased and killed the couple. A few days later, the FBI recovered an iPhone 5C that was owned by Syed Rizwan Farook. The FBI first ask the NSA(National Security Agency), but they weren’t able to unlock the device, so they asked Apple (Multinational Technology Company) to…show more content…
Apple did give FBI recovered iCloud(service that keeps all your devices in sync.) files that were from the device but declined from helping them have access to the iPhone. This event will have a huge impact on the future of many tech industries and governmental power. It will change the relationships between private companies and the federal government. The balance of power will shift because of the new precedent set by the actions of each side. Furthermore, there are 101 million users in the United States that currently have iPhones and millions more of foreign users outside the U.S . This case will affect a lot of consumers because if there was be a backdoor created, the FBI can have access to unlock your phone and surveillance every piece of your information. It’s a big deal to lots of consumers including tech companies because if the government has more power, they would take more control of our privacy and information of millions
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