Surname 1 Name of the Student: Name of the Lecturer: Course Code and Name: Date: The Apple versus FBI Debate In the most recent past, a great number of contentious issues have been discussed at length in the United States. One issue that has certainly been talked about by vast sections of the population relates to the widely publicized Apple versus FBI debate (Ohm 1309). The roots of the debate can be traced back to one fateful day: the 2 nd of December, 2015 when two shooters went on an indiscriminate shooting spree that resulted in the death of fourteen people in San Bernardino, California. A few hours following the commencement of the deadly shooting, law enforcement officers managed to shoot dead the assailants who were blamed for the ghastly mass shooting (Orso 183). Following the elimination of the threat, law enforcement, as well as the wider masses, was in need of information explaining the manner in which and the reason as to why the tragedy cropped up (Freiwald 681). As per the assertions of the FBI, the existing evidence offered an indication that the perpetrators of the heinous crime were potentially linked with Islamic extremism. Even though the FBI had managed to uncover a vast quantity of information with respect to the attack, the agency still insisted that it was in need of additional information. As a result, the FBI sought to force Apple into coming up with a software that has the potential to the break into the iPhone belonging to one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino
Surname 2 attack by circumventing security features (Orso 183). To that end, the FBI pleaded with the judicial system to give out a writ that calls for Apple to come up with said software. However, and as argued in the in this paper, no judicial institution needs to give out an order requiring that
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