Apple’s iPhone Crackdown Is A Marketing Stunt—But A Good One

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The Federalist has posted an article in which I argue that Apple should resist the FBI’s request to crack open the San Bernardino iPhone. Caving to the FBI would be a blow to privacy and a blow to Americans’ freedom to conduct business as they see fit.

The government claims Apple’s refusal to help unlock a terrorist’s phone is a marketing stunt. Of course it’s a marketing stunt, but that doesn’t mean Apple is wrong.

Over the last year or so, Apple has tried to promote itself as the champion of its customers’ privacy. They won’t track you, they won’t sell your information, and now they won’t help the government invade your privacy, either.

You can read the rest here.

One response

  1. Great article and well thought out positions…..however the middle ground is what the public wants and needs, open that one terrorist’s phone w/o changing your business plan and help keep America Safe! Sometimes a company’s for profit battle with two other industry titan’s have to give way to public safety. Remember the Courts constantly have to balance an individuals personal liberty interests against everyone’s public safety needs and while they sometimes get it wrong, luckily more often than not, they usually get it right.

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