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The FBI found an iphone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. They asked Apple to assist them in opening the phone but Apple has refused because they believe that this is violating the privacy of the customers and the person the phone belonged to. Photo attributions to Alicia Massey.

by Alicia Massey, staff reporter

The FBI found an iphone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. They asked Apple to assist them in opening the phone but Apple has refused because they believe that this is violating the privacy of the customers and the person the phone belonged to. Photo attributions to Alicia Massey.
The FBI found an iphone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. They asked Apple to assist them in opening the phone but Apple has refused because they believe that this is violating the privacy of the customers and the person the phone belonged to. Photo attributions to Alicia Massey.

Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] found the phone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. The attackers killed fourteen people and the FBI wants Apple to assist them in unlocking the phone. They believe it was used to plan the attack.

“Apple shouldn’t help because even though it would help; it’s an invasion of privacy,” sophomore Vanessa Torres said.

Apple refused to help so the Justice Department requested that a judge order Apple to bypass security functions on the phone. The phone was used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the attackers who was killed by the police.

“Apple should help the FBI because this could help save lives and would lower risk of attacks,” senior Alexis Laronga said.

Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym issued the order Tuesday afternoon, when the F.B.I could not get into the phone and needed Apple’s help. Apple’s chief executive Mr. Cook wrote a letter to Apple customers explaining how the FBI’s demands are a breach of privacy.  

Apple is also upset that this demand was released to the public. Neither side has backed down. This case could end up at the Supreme Court because it a matter of interpretation not constitutional rights.

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