Attorney General William Barr wants Apple to unlock the phones of the Pensacola gunman, who killed 3 at a naval air station. Thoughts?
I think this is a very unreasonable — and dangerous — request. Privacy is a human right, even for criminals and terrorists.
I don't think privacy can be claimed for those who break the law. If a court can find reasonable evidence why a phone should be unlocked, Apple should be compelled to do so.
The government is asking Apple to come up with a way to break into phones. We may use that technology responsibly, but what about other countries that would exploit it? The existence of such a weapon would change the world.
I don't trust Apple, the government, or any sort of entity to responsibly use a tool that can get into my phone.
If lives are at stake, there really is no reason the government shouldn't be allowed to get into someone's locked phone. Saving lives is more important than privacy.