I am not a legal expert. I am not a tech expert. Plus, the ‘facts’ of Apple versus the FBI keep changing ever few hours. That given, I have some questions.
- I get the fact about liberty–I value highly individual liberty–but when a court orders it, doesn’t that mean due process has taken place?
- People might be over-reacting to Apple’s refusal. Isn’t it possible they are appealing in order to take this all the way up the chain of appeals to get a final answer.
- Why is this public? I always assumed that covert operations were supposed to be, well, covert.
- On the same topic, why does our FBI and Homeland Security not have the kind of resources to take care of this in-house? Don’t most of you assume that the FBI should have people who can hack an iPhone?
- Again, related still, did the FBI think to ask a sixteen-year-old girl? I bet she can figure it out.
- What do you think Steve Jobs would do? I just watched the Steve Jobs movie (not a very good movie, but an interesting look at Jobs) and I think he would drive up right to the White House and demand to talk to President Obama about this. Second thought, he would have POTUS come to him.
- Who is picking this fight–the U.S. Government or Tim Cook?
- How do you think this would play out in the media if a Republican were president right now? Yeah, I thought so too.
- Does it bother anyone else that ISIS terrorists find the sleek design and friendly user interface of Apple products as irresistible as I do? What does that say about me?
- Couldn’t we solve this just by calling James Bond and having Q work on it? But which Q?
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