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Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Feb 17, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about iPhone Encryption
Apple recently challenged a court order which would force it to cooperate with the FBI and unlock an iPhone used by one of the two attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, CA in December 2015. The Judge in the case ordered Apple to build a software key which would unlock the phone. The FBI claimed its agents had been unable to access information in the phone without the key. Opponents argue that technology companies should protect the privacy of their customers and creating a special key for law enforcement will open the door to hackers. Proponents argue that law enforcement authorities should have the ability to break encryption technologies in order to prevent and solve crimes. See recent iPhone encryption news
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No because then the list of "suspected terrorist" can become just about anyone and the FBI will have access to all iPhones if they want without letting you know they are looking into the phones. 4 months ago from a Democrat in Register, GA
Yes, but not until this country stops considering every Muslim a terrorist. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Alpharetta, GA
If a non citizen yes. If a citizen only with a warrant. 8 months ago from a Democrat in St. Louis, MO
They should be able to unlock phones in house, but give only the unlock code to the FBI. They should never be forced to give the FBI the technology to unlock all phones. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Fort Salonga, NY
If the iPhone can be unlocked by Apple, without handing the unlocking code over to FBI, yes. The code should not be integrated into the operating system or given to an agency. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Los Angeles, CA
No, not if this allows them to unlock anyone's phone. They (Apple) could unlock the one phone in question but should not give fbi ability to unlock any phone the choose. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Fall Branch, TN
Yes, but only in cases of national emergency. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Chillicothe, OH
All things should be surrendered and discoverable provided reasonable suspicion and a warrant is issued. An example is a landlord unlocking the door to an apartment of a suspected criminal with a search warrant. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Olivehurst, CA
No perfect answer, but as long as a federal court issues permission and that the information remains secure and not available to the public or other countries. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Cathedral City, CA
Only with reasonable cause should this occur. Otherwise, that is a huge violation of someone's privacy. 8 months ago from a Democrat in Monona, WI