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posted Feb 25, 2016, 8:03 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Apr 27, 2016, 7:51 AM ]
By: D’nasia Jones  

    Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, was a married couple who left their young child with its grandmother while they went out, on December 4, 2015, to execute the most deadly mass shooting in the United States. It is said that this rampage was far worse than the 2012 rampage at Sandy Hook, leaving a total of 14 people deceased. As of today, police are still trying to pinpoint Farook’s motive, being that he had no criminal record, just anger that had surfaced before the shooting occurred.

    Law officials have reported that Farook had been in touch with at least one person that was suspected of international terrorism by the FBI, right before the shooting had occurred, via cell phone and social media. With this new found evidence, the FBI wants Apple to unlock Farook’s iPhone. However, Apple refuses to do so, saying that it was “dangerous” and “unprecedented”.

    In an interview with the Financial Times, Bill Gates said complying would not put a backdoor in all iPhones. "This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information," Gates said in the interview. "They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case." Gates also said that “the issue came down to a debate about whether governments can get at data they use to protect citizens”.

    FBI director James Comey stated that its demand for access to the data on the phone was “about the victims and justice”. About 51% of Americans believe that it should comply with the FBI's demand, when questioned whether Apple should unlock the phone. Jim Cook, the boss of Apple, sent a letter to the firm, stating that their refusal was about a more broad civil rights issue, not just this particular case.
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