Apple went on to say in the letter “The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone’s microphone or camera without your knowledge.”
I don’t know about you but I found this comment a bit chilling and definitely thinks we need to take a step back and have this order looked at by a higher court.
Not all too surprising we have the presidential candidates already making statements about Apple not complying with the court order.
Today on Fox and Friends Donald Trump has stated “I agree 100% with the courts,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “I think security over all — we have to open it up, and we have to use our heads.”
Because it is Donald Trump you have to think he was speaking off the cuff and maybe not fully informed on the situation. Either way it speaks to the fact that Donald Trump would rather the government be able to access your phone data in the name of fighting terrorism then to protect your privacy.