Apple/FBI Battle Heats Up!

Apple/FBI Battle Heats Up!

I’m sure everyone has heard about the current disagreement between Apple and the FBI. The case surrounds data on a seized iPhone that was owned by one of the terrorists that perpetrated the San Bernadino terrorist attack in December. We covered it extensively in Episode 116. Essentially, the FBI is claiming Apple is protecting information that could be vital to national security, and Apple feels doing what the FBI is asking would be harmful to a multitude of consumers. Several tech moguls have sided with Apple while most politicians are siding with the FBI. It’s been a hot topic for a few weeks now, but it just got hotter. The victims families have publicly announced they’re siding with the FBI. In response to this, major firms like Google, Facebook, and AT&T have announced they’re supporting Apple’s viewpoint. Demonstrations like the one shown above are happening is many large cities. Tensions are getting higher and higher as this case progresses.

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