Trump, other GOP presidential hopefuls, take shots at Apple for refusing to obey a court order

Trump, other GOP presidential hopefuls, take shots at Apple for refusing to obey a court order
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio decided to turn their attention to Apple today, both attacking the tech titan for failing to unlock the Apple iPhone 5c belonging to terrorist Syed Farook. Trump and Rubio both made it clear that they believe national security is more important than worries about invasion of  privacy.

Apple has received a court order from a federal judge, demanding that it unlock Farook's phone; law enforcement officials believe that the data inside the handset could be a treasure trove of information about Farook and his wife. The feds are thinking that this information could yield the names of terrorists and groups that worked with the couple behind the scenes, and list potential targets that they were looking at.

Apple said today that it will appeal the court order and CEO Tim Cook said that there is no software that will do what the court is demanding of them. The executive says that if such software was built and got into the wrong hands, everyone with an iPhone would be in danger of having their personal information stolen.

Trump, the billionaire real estate developer who is the GOP front-runner, said that it is ridiculous that the government is wasting time when it has information about a possible attack. "The reality is time is of the essence when you’re talking about the possibility of a terrorist attack," Trump said. We need to point out here that there is no proof that any such information rests inside the iPhone 5c that is the subject of this court order.


Rubio was less hostile than Trump. The senator said that "Ultimately, I think being a good corporate citizen is important." He added that the standoff with Apple shows why talks between the government and the tech industry are necessary.

source: NYPost

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63 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm honestly starting to think that his entire platform is an elaborate joke. I can only imagine he sits there saying: "What's the most idiotic stance I can have on this issue? People are going to start hating me soon, right?"

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I've heard it said, that Trump the more attention you give him, the worse it gets, when he had very little attention he said things that weren't that bad..now...

4. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm of the opinion that he's running as a joke and come April 1 he's going to say April fools'.

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

To be fair, I'd actually respect him if it turned out that way...

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

And to be fair, he not really any worse than Clinton or Cruz

28. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That is your opinion, one I don't share.

69. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Fair enough, different strokes for different folks Personally, I want Sanders to win But wouldnt be too disappointed if Cruz or Trump won

70. sissy246

Posts: 6894; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Your nuts , but maybe you like paying higher taxs. Your crazy if you think only the rich are going to pay higher taxs if he gets in office to fund what he is tell people he is going to do. It's going to come right back to the middle class. Then when he raises minimum wage to $15 a hour you food is going to go up, people are going to get laid off , and small companies are going to have to close because they can not pay that, your Hamburger you like at Wendy's or wherever is going to go from $3.50 to $7.00. Now I do think it needs to be at least $10.00 a hour.

79. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well if what some of the rumours are true, such as Trump not having access to his own money, limited by bank for various reasons... Not being american, the next president isn't something I have that much of a stake in, but Trump seems to be going off a rocker. Sanders seems 'fairly' composed, though as sissy246 writes it doesn't appeal to everyone, due to higher taxes and whatnot, course, but as someone from one of the highest taxed countries in the world, Denmark, and while people here might be feeling we are paying too much, a tax increase in america, with how low it is there, doesn't seem 'that' bad.

30. engineer-1701d unregistered

lets see are you american or live in america if not shut the hell up you have no say in this. it was an attack on america and the people here by scum using a work phone and killed 14 co-workers this will be the downfall of apple all the law suits stealing tech for face time and force touch and error 53 now this. as ex military i think the gov needs to freeze all apple assets if they do not comply and tax them for all money kept off shore as tax evasion

43. BobLawblaw unregistered

So nobody outside of the USA with an apple product can have a say on the security of their device?

51. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

What security? What do you store in your phone? So you can't sacrifice couple of days for the government to do their enquiries? That surely shows you don't give a dime, but letting terrorist get away. Lol.

48. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

F U :)

53. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No offense man, but even you realize how insane that is right? Pretty sure it isn't even possible let alone legal. And that American crime American topic comment isn't helping your argument. I get your ex military, but that kinda crap don't sit well on a techsite like this. Anyway, I appreciate your service and hope you understand that multinational corporations can't be dealt with by freezing assets without a substantial motive.

55. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

As a Canadian... Nah, I don't think I'll shut the hell up. I'll have my say now, you can have yours when it's time for you to vote. Why do I get the feeling that you're perfectly fine giving up privacy and civil liberties, but they'd better not try make any new gun laws...

71. sissy246

Posts: 6894; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well said

74. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Trump has many flaws, but the reason he seems crazy is because he's appealing to people (Republicans) that he doesn't understand or agree with. So usually his stance is just to come out and say what appears to be the opposite of the President's stance. Since the POTUS is so unpopular, a lot of the time that works. But it also just doesn't make sense a lot. And then sometimes he speaks from the heart to say things like "Bush lied, people died."

77. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Actually no .. Trump is right in many points .. but unfort som ppl do not understand him...

81. almostdone

Posts: 416; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

2. maherk

Posts: 6637; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"I have used the laws of this country ... the [bankruptcy] chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family" When you brag about such a thing, you have no right to tell other companies what they should do. Just the other day, he demanded Apple to move their factories to the US, when he himself has many factories in Mexico and China to manufacture his products.

22. Unordinary unregistered

One of the late shows, forgot who, blasted him for making his suit ties in China after Trump went on some rant about how America doesn't produce anymore. It was gold.

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

what factories and do you even know who trump is ? shut up already all the factories should be here bring unemployment back to 0% screw the rest of the world no more food or money or help to them.

62. aegislash

Posts: 1427; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wow...this is really gross.

63. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Trump and his right wing supporters are no better than Hitler's Nazi party.

64. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

why not you shut up? with direct or indirect involvement in almost all the problems of the world, how US can expect not to be criticised? In my view, US is the biggest root cause of most problems in this world... this terrorism, fanatics and all other madness, where was it 30 years ago? US always make money by creating war hystria or confrontation with other countries or many things which we cant understand... US is all about dirty games

5. BobLawblaw unregistered

I'm not one to usually give apple credit but I commend Tim Cook for sticking to his guns. Fair play to him..

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

How did the Jennifer Lawrance's private pictures got leaked on the internet? I just heard that her iPhone was hacked... So? We can hack iPhone to get nudes from a famous girl but not about posible terrorist crucial information? what a joke.

12. Intrepid_wiz

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

Dude, you deserve 100 likes, but it was her iCloud account ( am not sure) that was hacked

23. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

How does he deserve 100 likes based on his wrong information?

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right. Hacking and creating a back door on purpose, are two different things.

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