If you haven’t been keeping up, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sent this letter to customers after being asked by the FBI to create a device that would allow them to break into the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
It is the FBI’s contention (and the Department of Justice’s, as well) that the company can do this for them to help in their investigation into the latest internet data from Syed Farook — half of the terrorist couple who attacked the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino last December and killed 14 people and injured 22 others. (A search of his iCloud information revealed very little recent information.)
The government filed its appeal under the All Writs Act of 1789, which The New Yorker says is a dangerous precedent. Would the government be content with restricting its ability to hack into an iPhone to this one case? Apple has devoted no small amount of effort in regard to privacy, and each successive product has more privacy measures than the last. (Here’s some information from their website.)
So it’s privacy v. national security. Which side are you on?
And — this being a religion blog — which side would Jesus be on? I will entertain your answers (please do bolster your argument with scripture) below. Or forget the scriptures. What would you do?