Originally Posted by Mookster
FBI: "We need a key to this lock."
Apple: "We sell the same lock to everyone."
FBI: "We need the key every lock."
Apple: "We can't do that. It undermines freedom of speech and privacy, the thing you're supposed to defend."
FBI: "We only need the key to 12 locks."
Apple: "We refuse."
FBI: "But terrorists!"
Public: "Apple is terrorism."
I mean seriously?
It actually doesn't undermine your freedom of speech - You still maintain your first amendment rights and they are defended...This isn't even a 1st amendment debate. It's never been a 1st Amendment debate.
This is a debate more/less about the 4th in it's entirety. The right of lawfully seizing of evidence/information. Does the FBI maintain probable cause in the "unlocking" of all Iphones via a backdoor.
Right now, in your local PD, on AVERAGE there are 3-4 Iphones PER UNIT that sit in evidence lockers that belong to latent criminals. Some murdered, some raped, some were actually terrorists, some belong to individuals that were murdered...They sit there, unused - With evidence, real EVIDENCE that cannot be used in the court of law, because law enforcement can't gain access and Apple refuses to help even on a 1x1 basis.
The irony - That's not even an emotional plea - That's a fact of this case.
"Oh we'll give you their cloud data." - Smart criminals turn off the cloud and keep the data on the device. In fact, that's not even a new thing.
Your 1st Amendment rights? Seriously? You have the right to spew nonsense on these forums...Nobody is hindering that.
Apple won't even agree to a 1x1 unlocking of the phones...Meanwhile there's a legitimate terrorist CELL still somewhere, we have no idea. Thousands of cases go unsolved, yearly...
Are they going about it the wrong way? Absolutely, the FBI is challenging your right to lawful seizure but, nothing more.
Ignorance is in thinking this case is about your freedom of speech when that's never once been challenged by anyone.