Silicon Valley backs Apple up


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By decrypting the information on Farook’s phone, the FBI hopes to find new information that would reveal potential locations and plans of other terrorists. They have done this before to locate and capture or kill other terrorists. Apple, however, continues to resist to secure the safety of their consumers’ devices.

The FBI has recently requested that they gain access to not only San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone, but every iPhone in the entire world. Apple is fighting back in court in attempt to keep their consumers happy and safe from hackers.

If Apple gave the FBI access to this special phone, it would have to be through a ‘master key’ type software which would make it possible for anyone with the right tools to use as well.

Junior Jay Fields said, “I think the FBI should just back off and stop trying to invade our privacy. I understand that not everything can be hidden but when they gain access to literally everything is where I draw the line.”

Product consumers are not the only ones who are backing Apple in this case. Silicon Valley companies have also come out and publicly said they are on Apple’s side. One significant company being Facebook.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “We’re pretty sympathetic with Tim [Cook] and Apple on this one.”

Other superpower companies have also come out to say that they support Apple. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have both made public announcements stating that they support Tim Cook and Apple.

Senior Ted Vlady said, “Well I’m right there with all of those CEOs. It’s ridiculous how the government thinks they can completely control our lives and take away our privacy from our own cellphones.”

To read more on Apple’s point of view, click here.