If you watch the news lately there are so many battles going on. Abortion protests at the Supreme Court, Donald Trump battling Republicans and the Democrats and the list goes on and on. In my mind, the most important battle happening these days is the fight between the FBI and Apple. The privacy issue involved here is incredibly important to the fabric of our democracy. With that said, I am torn as to how I feel about this issue.

If the FBI gets their way, Apple will need to provide the information from the iPhone owned by Syed Farook, who along with his wife murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, California last December. He and his wife were subsequently killed by law enforcement in a gun battle. The FBI believes the information encrypted in that iPhone could lead to other possible terrorists and plots to the security of Americans at home and abroad.

On the surface, I say let the FBI have the information.  It will make us all safer. But the reality of this decision is that our privacy for our personal iPhones would also be subject to a search with the precedent set by this decision.

So the battle is on. Should Apple agree to the FBI’s request? Or should Apple stand firm against providing that information? Let us know your thoughts...

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