Jackson McCormack 3rd
The only reason why people hack phones is usually murderers or they will do something to you, unless they are the FBI. The FBI should and should not be able to hack Iphones.
According to Newsela “The FBI dropped its lawsuit against Apple after it found another way to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California, gunmen”. FBI hacking phones would be good if something happened to the owner, but if you hack their phone when they get it it’s like they are being stalked every single day. If the FBI was to hack every single phone in one state or all of the 50 States, your life would be miserable for everybody because, they wouldn’t have any private on their phone, every time they would get on it someone would be watching them.
According to Newsela “However, the FBI dropping its lawsuit against Apple does not mean Tim Cook acted justly. Cook is Apple's chief executive officer, or CEO. Cook refused to unlock Farook's phone without the password to help the FBI investigate the shootings”. Hacking a person’s phone can sometimes be good if they are doing something very bad or like if the FBI needs to find them, they try to hack their phone and track them down. Hacking a person’s phone can sometimes be bad because they didn’t do anything wrong and they probably don’t wanna be getting stalked. According to Newsela PRO - “Yes, the Fourth Amendment also says the government has a right to search personal property. However, the government can only do this with a search warrant and a very good reason to do so. The Fourth Amendment does not say that anyone else can be forced to aid the government in its searches”. CON - “As for Apple’s Tim Cook, he might want to take a history lesson. He should consider how our nation’s top CEOs responded to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s appeal for help after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941”.
There is only one good reason to let the FBI hack your phones, is that if there is a Muslim and he has an IPhone, you could hack it then. If there is a Civilian that is normal he/she goes to work every single day and hasn’t done nothing bad, it is not good just to hack a phone. According to Newsela “This request came from our government. What if it was the Chinese government that wanted Apple to unlock the phones of Chinese citizens accused of breaking the law? Would Americans — and the American FBI — support attempts by foreign governments to force Apple to break into people’s phones? If the court case had gone forward and the FBI had won, it would have set a new standard for requests of this sort.”
The FBI should and should not be able to hack IPhones. I’m with both Pro/Con because I want to hack phones when necessary, but not hack phones when it’s not necessary.