Pro-Con: Analyzing the Apple password bypass debate

February 28, 2016

After the San Bernardino shooting in December of last year, the government retrieved one of the shooters’ phones, an Apple iPhone 5C, and demanded that Apple create an encryption key to unlock the phone. In response, Apple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tim Cook published an open letter to his customers refusing to acquiesce to the FBI’s demands.

With groups teaming up on either side of the heated debate between national security and privacy, reporters Alex Wang and Derek Yen consider the benefits and drawbacks of Apple’s conforming to the government’s demands.

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