Trump Just Broke the Internet With MAJOR Truth Bomb [WATCH]
Trump is at it again… kicking butt and taking names. The Donald is knocking yet another giant to their knees with his unfiltered soapbox…
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is insisting that Apple unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack.
“To think that Apple won’t allow us to get into her cellphone,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning. “Who do they think they are? No, we have to open it up.”
The FBI has been unable to access the device, which is locked and encrypted to prevent access by anyone other than the owner.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed early Wednesday morning that the company is refusing to comply with a federal court order, issued the day before, demanding that the tech giant provide “reasonable technical assistance” to open the phone.
Trump argued vehemently that Apple should help investigators crack the encryption.
“Apple, this is one case, this is a case that certainly we should be able to get into the phone,” he said. “And we should find out what happened, why it happened, and maybe there’s other people involved and we have to do that.”
The shooters, he said, “killed 14 people, other people laying desperately ill in the hospital from what they did. These are two people radicalized who were given a wedding party by the people they killed! There’s something going on. We have to be very careful, we have to be very vigilant.”
Specifically, the order tells Apple to bypass or disable a feature that erases all of the data on the phone after too many failed password attempts.
Citing privacy and security concerns, Apple has long resisted efforts by federal prosecutors to compel it to break its own end-to-end encryption.
In an open letter published Wednesday morning, Cook said the company was “shocked and outraged” by the attacks but that “the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create.”
“They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone,” Cook wrote.
Cook has repeatedly argued that building any guaranteed access for law enforcement into devices — what has been short-handed as a “back door” — would undermine the overall security of the device.
“There have been people that suggest that we should have a back door. But the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door’s for everybody, for good guys and bad guys,” Cook said in a December interview with “60 Minutes.”
Trump disagrees with Apple protecting their customers saying, “I agree 100 percent with the courts. In that case, we should open it up. I think security over all — we have to open it up, and we have to use our heads. We have to use common sense.” Sooo I ask you… while Trump’s aggressive stance against Apple looks good on the outside… are you troubled at all with his knee jerk reaction that could potentially set a precedent that would hurt the privacy of good American citizens? Sure we hate the bad guys and agree bad guys give up their rights when killing a bunch of people, BUT having cellphone companies build a “back door” in your cellphone could potentially be used against you, couldn’t it? Do you think Donald Trump allowed himself enough time to mull over ALL possibilities or did he respond too quickly with his opinion? Discuss in the comments below…