Apple Vs. FBI: Where Does Your Allegiance Lie?

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The recent discussion about Department of Justice and Apple Inc. is creating great headlines. A suspect in the San Bernardino terrorist attack used iPhone and Department of Justice is trying to recover the data from it by unlocking the phone. Now, some people are against this action to be taken, whereas others are in favor. For this entire debate, survey can be actively utilized. This is one of the reasons why people are sharing their intent and opinion on all grounds, when asked.

More Than 50% Of Americans Are On FBI’s Side – Shocked?

Here’s a small survey which states that those who are in favor of unlocking the iPhone are 51% and 38% want the iPhone to be unlocked. Remaining 11% actually don’t have any say in this matter, because of lack of interest or other reasons.

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This percentage of opinion is further divided into age and education so as to point out the exact mindset based on demographical and sociological changes. 40% – 43% of post graduates and individuals from the age bracket of 18 – 29 are against unlocking the iPhone, 47% are in favor; remaining 10% have no say in that.


Those who are mature and older in age are in favor of unlocking the iPhone. That’s based on 51% of the survey respondents. Younger individuals are not in favor of it although, because of many reasons which may include user’s data privacy, privacy of others’ associated with the suspect and then there are those who do not want to comment about it.

“I do believe that with the right safeguards there are cases where the government, on our behalf – like stopping terrorism, which could get worse in the future – that is valuable.” – Bill Gates, co-founder Microsoft

From most dangerous cyber celebrities to this case of Apple VS Department of Justice, everything is grilled of social media and news channels. According a report on CNN Apple’s brand is not more important than national security.


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Apple VS Department of Justice

“We don’t want to break anyone’s encryption or set a master key loose on the land” – Jim Corey (FBI Director).

Politicians Side Unanimously With FBI!

The matter of Apple and Department of justice has also gained attention from political end. Donald Trump is actually going for the boycott against Apple and demands Apple to comply with the orders passed by the court of law.

“Apple doesn’t want to do it because they think it hurts their brand. Well, let me tell you, their brand is not superior to the national security of the United States of America.” said Marco Rubio.

“On the question of unlocking this cellphone of a terrorist, we should enforce the court order and find out everyone that terrorist at San Bernardino talked to on the phone, texted with, emailed.” Declared another GOP Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz.

What’s Next?

It is a very serious concern that is taking place between Apple and Department of Justice. It is serious enough to catch the attention of everyone whether educated, non-educated, adult, youngster and son on. The point is that, one needs to focus on core elements of this specific issue and follow the opinion which majority of the respondents are inclined towards. This way, it will be easier for the entire state to come on the same page and agree on same pointers. No one knows what will happen next, but the only thing which can solve this matter logically is carrying out surveys and getting to know the responses of as many respondents as possible.

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About The Author

Kelvin Stiles is a tech enthusiast and works as a marketing consultant at SurveyCrest – FREE online survey software and publishing tools for academic and business use. He is also an avid blogger and a comic book fanatic.