Apple Should Help FBI Unlock Terrorism Suspect’s iPhone

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When it comes to the dispute over San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, new findings show that public support is on the side of the Justice Department, reported npr.com

Before we go any further, take note of an important technicality: Pew asked the  people whether Apple should unlock the iPhone, which is not actually what the court requested. Rather than, the court asked Apple to help the FBI bypass an auto-erase function that would be triggered after 10 incorrect attempts to discover the password. Pew Senior Researcher Alec Tyson defended the poll’s wording, telling NPR that “this reflects our best judgment about the clearest way to ask the question.”, stated Apple.

Fifty-six percent of Republicans and 55 percent of Democrats think that Apple should help unlock the iPhone. But there’s a wider split among independents. The majority of independents who lean Democratic, 55 percent, support Apple’s stance. But 58 percent of independents who lean Republican think the company should comply, reported npr.org

Among the americans that actually have iphones, 47 percent say that apple should help the government unlock the phone from the San Bernardino shooting, however 43 percent said that they agree to the company’s decision to disobey the FBI’s orders to open the terrorist phone.