Escalation: U.S. files motion demanding that Apple unlock Farook's iPhone 5c

You didn't think that the U.S. government was going to let Apple defy a court order and just drop the matter, did you? ABC News is reporting this afternoon that the Justice Department is pressing a federal judge to compel Apple to help the FBI unlock an Apple iPhone 5c belonging to Syed Farook. The terrorist and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people inside a San Bernardino office building on December 2nd...
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11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea I just read this about an hour ago on Yahoo home page. Its gotten real for sure.

85. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Yeap, SH*t just got real.

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

unlock only his phone and end the drama

17. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yep. Just this single one.

44. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Are you not aware of the issue here Doggy? If the only issue was unlocking that single phone without any consequences, it would have been done.

56. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

6. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Who knew that the US government will use this terrorist attack to legislate a new law that takes control over what was left of their citizens freedom? It is kinda sad that the majority of people forgot the initial statements given by eyewitnesses, police officers, reporters, family members of the victims, about the 3 white male shooters, with big muscular built, and military uniforms, broke in and starts shooting around. Or how not one footage, just one, from the security cams, showed the moment the attack happened. Not once the US government was shy to use such footages to play on the American's feelings and get whatever they want from them. Why not now do it as well?

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Inb4 that sensitive hands-on-collar user childishly justifying this action because "other countries were bad as well" and repeatedly mentioning irrelevant information about how the US is the most powerful, economic and diplomatic in the world. Seriously, that guy is too quick to respond when someone criticises the country. Childish isn't even the word if you ask me.

12. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The worst part is he never replies back when someone shut him up with a valid argument.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now there's a man who's eyes are wide open. Good point brother.

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

let me guess maherk you think with the attackers are right and you want to join them right, because i know your not from or in america talking like that

52. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

You're such a drama queen. No one here simplifies with the attackers, I'm pretty sure you will never talk directly to people who sympathies with the terrorists. They're terrorists btw, not attackers. What are you some sympathizer, you wont call them terrorists /s Let me guess engineer, you still haven't been patient enough to learn the complexities involved technologically/legally to reply with anything other than emotionally charged gut feelings. Sorry dude, this ones clearly out of your element.

57. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

dosnt matter for me, I'm not there :D

62. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Good move by the government. This move is a conspiracy. To take down Apple for good. Lmfao. Hey Tim kock go to prison or let lose and let fbi have access to iOS dumbass users.

77. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Does Apple get funds from terrorists organisation, that it is so reluctant to allow Fed to investigate an convicted Terrorists. No wonder most terrorists now days use Apple devices along with Sat phones. Moreover what the whole fuss about privacy, are people talking against constitution, one's own country that their fear their secrets will be, if not the laws already provide enough security to person's privacy. Apple promotes Terrorism

91. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You can keep posting that, it doesn't make you any less of a bellend. Made up facts and figures - "most terrorists now days use Apple devices"? How many do you know then? Are there some official terrorist stats I've missed? The FBI want to do what they always do, create anger from the public to push their agenda - suggesting Apple are helping terrorists so they can have the "key" to access any iDevice, crashing planes into buildings so they can go to war for oil... You know, the usual s**t.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Its a shame this wasnt a 5s or later. With the secure enclave onboard it would almost be impossible to just use an altered firmware,making it easier for Apple to refuse the court order.

13. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I understand both sides of the coin here. I'm no way a fan of Apple but privacy is a concern even as an Android user. On the other hand to assist the feds in determining if there are other parties involved or even schemes to harm citizens is a no brainier. Is national security more important than our own security?

23. Nemon

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

What about tomorrow when China, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, whoever ask for the same? World is not just USA (300+ million people). Once you do something, you cant go back. In USA LAW there is legal precedents that goes back 100+ years and still used today, and here will be the same. You have to think other way around, that NATIONAL SECURITY is protection of your privacy. It should be just as same important as anyting else. If this is national security issue, then why we dont we use same logic and REMOVE all the guns from all the people in USA cause if nobody have guns nobody can do any attacks. You asked very good questions "Is national security more important than our own security?" Do you see my point? Choice is not so simple or easy. I think apple is doin right thing with this issue and this SHOULD be getting more people people behind it

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

i wish no one had guns but law officers it would make everything better but right to bear arms does not mean keep a set of bear arms on the wall above the fireplace. (lol family guy spoof)

78. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Does Apple get funds from terrorists organisation, that it is so reluctant to allow Fed to investigate an convicted Terrorists. No wonder most terrorists now days use Apple devices along with Sat phones. Moreover what the whole fuss about privacy, are people talking against constitution, one's own country that their fear their secrets will be, if not the laws already provide enough security to person's privacy. Apple promotes Terrorism

24. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

The vast majority of device access requests are related to drug crimes. Is the war on drugs more important than the security of your data. Shortly after the release of the names of these shooters, the media found anti American remarks Malik made on social media. US authorities could have asked for a full background of Tashfeen Malik before she was allowed into the US, but did not. Consider the number of times the US government has been hacked. A back door into your device for law enforcement can become a back door for hackers.

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

except like the defence military network, the reason the internet is even here cant be hacked like that and if you tried your door would be down and you going to dark hole and no one to care about you

14. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Hmmm, this is a tough one. Apple is a publicly traded company that has a responsibility to its share holders and customers; not the us government. So simply put. I support apple.

43. engineer-1701d unregistered

but must uphold the law of the land and thats the courts am going with the feds to teach tech companies what happens

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I absolutely support apple in this matter.. The government is overstepping their rights. I say we overthrow this government and start fresh

20. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The U.S. Government cannot force Apple to make something

31. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

they could make his life miserable, Threaten him about doing it is pretty damn easy. Do raids on their buildings for the hell of it, do stuff to his house. IF they really push the buttons they could just shut them down until they agree

33. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

True and Apple could move

45. engineer-1701d unregistered

ha like they would do that the gov then raise the price on incoming tax on iphones, and freeze all bank transfers and take property military come in and takes over apples home office and they cant get in many people lose there jobs and homes and end up on the streets. try again

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