Apple refusing to cooperate with the FBI to hack the iPhone was the right choice to make. Apple shouldn’t be able to hack into iPhone's.
Apple shouldn’t hack into iPhones unless the owners of the phone say you’re aloud. According to Randall G. Holcombe the author,” Apple phones have features that protect the privacy of the information on them, and the Fourth Amendment guarantees people this right to privacy. Americans have the right to possess information without having to share it with the government. Apple has the right to provide products that help Americans protect this right. This case was about more than the threat of a backdoor way to access our phones, it was about the real danger we face from a backdoor attack on our rights.” (2016). Apple iPhones have privacy settings for a reason, so they can keep the things you do on your phone private. If they wanted to be able to hack the iPhone’s, then Apple shouldn’t have put the privacy settings on it. Some people don’t have bad things on their phones, they just don’t like it when other people are on their phones. For some people it doesn’t bother them, but they want to keep the things they have on their phone private. The things on their phone might not be inappropriate, but people don’t like it when people invade their personal things.
Tim Cook’s actions on not wanting to unlock the iPhones was a good choice, because he didn’t want to be involved in the hacking. According to Whitt Flora the author, “The FBI’s decision to drop its lawsuit against Apple does not justify the actions of Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive officer. Cook refused to unlock Farook's phone to help the FBI's investigation of the attack due to privacy settings. This refusal is hard to justify in an age when America and its allies are coming under attack from extremist groups.” (2016). The Fourth Amendment guarantees people the right to privacy. If the Fourth Amendment is a law we need to follow it, and not be able to hack phones. The only time you should be able to hack iPhone’s is if the owner of the phone says your aloud. But other than that, you shouldn’t be allowed to hack them at all. When Apple or the FBI wants to hack a phone, they would be breaking the Fourth Amendment law.
Apple refused to help the FBI because they didn’t want to have to make a new software just to hack the phone. According to Randall G. Holcombe the author, “The U.S. government has no right to force anybody to provide it services against their will. Consider the broader implications of the FBI’s argument. Apple was not hiding anything and would have had to create new software to do what the FBI wanted.” (2016). The government should not have a say in the hacking of iPhones because they would be breaking the Fourth Amendment law. If they were to break the law then it could give the U.S. a bad reputation. The owner of the phone and the phone company should have a say whether or not the FBI can hack phones. Apple wasn’t hiding anything from the FBI they just didn’t want to help hack the phone. Apple could have helped the FBI hack into the phone, but they would’ve needed to make a new software to do what the FBI wanted.
Apple shouldn’t be able to hack into iPhone's. Apple shouldn’t hack into iPhones unless the owners of the phone say you’re aloud, so that they aren’t breaking the fourth amendment law. Tim Cook’s actions on not wanting to unlock the iPhone was actually a good choice, because he didn’t want to be involved in the hacking. Apple refused to help the FBI because they didn’t want to have to make a new software just to hack the phone.