14 people were killed and 22 were severely injured on December 2, 2015, in a terrorist attack at the inland regional center in San Bernardino, California, which consisted of a horrific shooting and an attempted bombing. FBI director, James Comey said on February 21, “The agency owes the victims of last December’s San Bernardino terror attack a thorough and professional investigation,” explaining why FBI members are trying to force Apple to help them get information from a locked phone one of the gunmen had.
A few days before, on Friday the 19th, the justice department filed a motion to force Apple to obey the court order. Then on Monday morning of the 22nd, Apple CEO, Tim Cook sent out an email to Apple employees that the FBI should withdraw their demand. In the email Cook states, “Thank you for your support.” He also said, “Our company has no tolerance or sympathy for terrorists.” He thinks following the judges strict orders would be unlawful and an overuse of government authority.
In some of Cook’s other opinions over this matter he states, “This case is about much more than a single phone or a single investigation. When we received the government’s order, we knew we had to speak out. At stake is the data security of hundreds of millions of law-abiding people and setting a dangerous precedent that threatens everyone’s civil liberties.”
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