Use Of A Master Key Expose Other Citizens Who Are Not Terrorists? Essay

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The use of phones has become such a vital part of our lives, they contain so much of our life’s information, should this be open to the government in some cases? The main questions to be asked about the F.B.I’s request to apple. How open would the use of a master key expose other citizens who are not terrorists? Why the government doesn’t solely investigate Syed Farook iCloud data? Why doesn’t the government get their information from just 3rd party applications that the user downloaded on his iPhone? Could this “backdoor” be used by foreign countries such as china for not as justified reasons, such as what would be viewed as treason in non-democratic countries? Why the government cannot access the information being stored on the iPhone? This sensitive information should not be opened using a backdoor, due the vulnerability it would open to hackers. Through the answering of these questions supported by direct quotes and facts, it will become apparent the dangers and risks associated with the “Brute Force” technique. The use of a backdoor or a “Master key”, would expose innocent citizens with an iPhone. The implications of putting one in, could leave us all very exposed and open to government surveillance. Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple discusses what could be opened due to the backdoor “The implications of the government’s demands are chilling. If the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach

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