CUPERTINO, CA – There are times when taking a bite out of an apple can be bad for you, especially if someone is using the apple to hurt you, or even kill you.
This looks like a good time to take a bite out of crime.
But apparently this isn’t the time for Apple CEO Tim Cook.
A federal judge says Apple has to give the FBI software to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Farook before last December’s terror attack in San Bernardino, CA.
Police killed Farook and his wife Tashmin Malik before getting his work phone’s pass code.
The feds need it to pull any information related to the attack. But Apple’s auto-erase function deletes information after 10 wrong pass codes in a row.
Cook says Apple doesn’t have backdoor software. And even if it did, Cook says it would sow dangerous seeds that would potentially render millions of devices vulnerable.
Eddie, The Snowman, Snowden, who stole secret US government documents, weighed in with a tweet blaming the FBI for creating a world where citizens have to rely on Apple to defend their rights, rather than the other way around.
Maybe it all comes down to whether you think terrorism is just a fairy tale to scare the kids at night, or something evil that will require more than a prince charming to keep us safe.