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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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Absolutely and Apple saying no is highly disrespectful and should be fined. If what they're saying is true (it will open the door to hackers) then in the future they need to invent something to prevent this issue if ever needed to unlock another... 10 months ago from a Republican in Ontario, OH
Yes, unlock the phone and give it to the FBI. 10 months ago from a Republican in Irwin, PA
Yes, but Apple should only unlock the phones of those who are convicted of major federal crimes and keep the right to exclusively open its phones. 10 months ago from a Republican in Henderson, NV
I feel like the FBI should be competent enough to unlock iPhone on their own without the help of Apple. 10 months ago from a Republican in Mulberry, SC
For known terrorists, yes, but do not give FBI access to all phones. 10 months ago from a Republican in Corpus Christi, TX
If just for the terrorists then yes. However, if this leaves Americans more prone to attacks by cyber threats and leads to loss of security of private information (credit cards etc) then no. 10 months ago from a Republican in Lake St. Louis, MO
Yes if you are a terrorist that attacked or have intentions to attack. 10 months ago from a Republican in Eugene, OR
Only if they can provide proof of wrong doing. They need a warrant and probable cause. Since the California ones are dead, then yes. 10 months ago from a Republican in Cascades, VA