The Legal Battle Between Apple And The Fbi

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Personal privacy is a right that people should have; regardless of the government’s demands. Apple, the company, known for making the infamous iPhone and several other traditional electronic devices, doesn’t think the government should be allowed to break into their customer’s iPhones. Resulting in an intense prolonged legal battle between the government and Apple. The legal battle concerns a backdoor master key that would allow the government to see all personal data on a particular Apple device, regardless of the security measures that the customer has taken to protect their data. The legal turmoil between Apple and the FBI is getting rather heated. It also shows no signs of slowing down or reaching a conclusion. The FBI should not have…show more content…
On a relevant side note, the government already had access to the iCloud and Carrier accounts, which, in turn, would have already revealed a hefty majority of the digital communication sent and received by the San Bernardino shooter. Since the government already had access to this essential communication information, then why would they also need this decryption tool for all of Apple’s iPhones? So, what does the government want from Apple’s perspective; “The FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several essential 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 (Lutes).” If Apple were to grant the government access to Farook’s iPhone 5c, there are multitudes of things that could go wrong.
Standing back and analyzing the corruption, privacy violation, and abuse this could lead too if found in the wrong hands is quite unsettling. Several scenarios could play out negatively for America if the government obtains this key. The government is trying to justify this unethical behavior with the Al Writs Act of 1789, “Using the All Writs Act of 1789, the authorities are pressuring Apple to comply with their demands... (Lanaria)”. With this method in practice, personal
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