Apple wins against the FBI


By Gwen Sanagustin

Despite all the controversy with Apple and the FBI, Judge James Orenstein ruled that the U.S Justice department cannot use a 227 year old law to force Apple giving access to the FBI for data. For a few weeks Apple has been dealing with a heavy burden of whether to help the FBI or not. Apple went against the FBI stating a worry of if the FBI were going to use it for something other than for federal cases. Apple wants to protect their customers because giving them the code, the FBI can have access to anyone’s personal information and privacy. Even though the FBI had made a valid argument, Apple pointed out better, plausible reasons. Apple said that the government’s demand for assistance is unreasonable because of the nature of that assistance. Apple also said that they don’t exactly know how to create the software.
“I think that Apple made the right decision going against the FBI because if I knew that they had access to my phone I would be a little terrified,” said freshman Erica Radler.
In a recent poll done by BGR with 1,002 individuals from February 18th to February 21st, few found that 51 percent of those surveyed believed that Apple should assist the FBI in unlocking the phone, while 38 percent disagreed and 11 percent didn’t know which side to take (Siegal 1).