The FBI shouldn’t try and force Apple to help them hack into people’s iPhone’s, so Apple did the right thing refusing to help. Apple shouldn’t have to help the FBI in their investigation.
This is a backdoor attack on people’s rights. According to Randal G. Holcombe author of Apple's refusal to cooperate with the FBI was the right thing to do, “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. And Apple has the right to provide products that help Americans protect this right.” Apple has a setting where no one can get into a person’s Iphone, and Apple doesn’t want to violate these people’s rights. Apple lets them have this right because of the privacy setting on the iPhone. If that person doesn’t need to share information with the government then no one should force them to. This setting is meant to keep information private, and Apple shouldn’t have to create a whole new software to change that.
This refusal is hard to justify when America and its allies are under attack from extremist. According to Whitt Flora author of Apple's refusal to cooperate with the FBI is hard to justify, “U.S. intelligence experts have warned of a similar problem for years. They worry that there might be several thousand extremists in America awaiting similar orders.” “Our political leaders have been slow to heed those warnings. Now, hopefully, they are starting to realize that World War III might have already started. It will not end until we eliminate the tens of thousands of extremists eager to carry out horrible attacks.” The FBI believes there are thousands of extremists that are waiting for the right time to commit a horrendous act. Every person they think is an extremist really isn’t one. The FBI shouldn’t be trying to eliminate all of these people that they think are extremist because they haven’t done anything wrong. By hacking into Apple phone’s, it isn’t going to give the FBI all the information they want because not everyone owns an Apple product.
Apple wants to protect the value of its brand. “I have seen arguments that Apple refused to unlock the phone for business reasons, to protect the value of its brand. If this is true, should the U.S. government be able to force companies to engage in activities that damage the value of their own brands?” “FBI officials maintained that the U.S. government has the right to force companies to take actions that will help it to obtain people’s personal information. Apple was not hiding anything and would have had to create new software to do what the FBI wanted.” If they force Apple to create a new software, it is violating company rights. Apple believes that if they helped the FBI with this investigation that they will lose the value of their brand. Apple is supposed to be a product that keeps people’s personal information private.
Apple shouldn’t have to help the FBI in their investigation. People think that the FBI trying to hack their phones is a backdoor attack on people’s rights. The FBI believes there is extremist waiting for the right time to commit a crime. Apple doesn’t want to help because they are trying to protect the value of their brand and people’s privacy rights.